Change your gender on your official ID
If you’ve changed your gender, or if your gender has been wrongly recorded, you can update your official identification. You can record your gender as M (male), F (female) or X (indeterminate/unspecified).
Change your passport
To change the gender on your passport, complete a new passport application form. This is the same form you would use if you were applying for a passport for the first time — you can't use the passport renewal form.
You'll need to include the statutory declaration in the application stating which gender you want displayed in your passport, and how long you've maintained this gender identity. You can show your preferred sex or gender without these details also being changed on your birth or citizenship record.
You'll need to meet all the other usual passport requirements, and pay the standard fee.
If you've changed your legal name, you can update the name on your passport at the same time.
Change your driver licence record
You can change the gender on your driver licence record:
- when you renew or replace your licence, or
- by applying directly to the NZ Transport Agency.
This is free.
You'll need to provide confirmation of the gender you want included on your record. This could be:
- an original evidence of identity document which states your gender, eg a passport, birth certificate, or citizenship certificate, or
- a completed statutory declaration for change of gender form.
If you're under 18, you'll also need to provide:
- a statutory declaration from your parent or guardian to support your change in gender
- a statutory declaration from a registered counsellor or medical professional.
Your gender isn't displayed on your photo driver licence, so you won't get a new licence unless you're also changing your name or photo.