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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 (gender diverse).

Change your passport

To change the gender on your passport, you need to complete a passport application form and pay for a new passport.

Changing your gender identity on your passport

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.

Identification

Statutory declaration for change of gender (PDF 56KB)

Your gender is not displayed on your photo driver licence, so you will not get a new licence unless you’re also changing your name or photo.

Updating your licence

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