We have had to change the way that some of our service operates to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Gender Recognition Panel will tell the General Register Office and an entry will be made in the Gender Recognition Register. This means the birth of a person whose acquired gender has been legally recognised will be registered again showing the new name(s) and gender.

A draft of the information to be recorded will be sent to you to show what the new birth certificate will look like. They can also answer any questions you have before the record is made. Once you confirm that the information on the draft is correct, the new record is created in the register.

New Birth Certificates

Once you have been registered new birth certificates can be produced showing your acquired gender. There will be nothing on the certificate to say it was compiled from the Gender Recognition Register. Details of how to apply for birth certificates, and the cost, will be sent to you with the draft of the information.

  Apply for gender recognition