Change your sex designation if you’re 15 or younger

Apply to change your sex designation if you identify with a gender that’s different from the sex shown on your Birth Registration. When you apply to change your sex designation, you can also apply for a new Birth Certificate that shows your changed sex designation.

Use the Change of Sex Designation - 15 Years of Age or Younger Form to change your sex designation.

When you apply to change your sex designation, you can also apply for a new Birth Certificate that shows your changed sex designation.

Eligibility

You need to be born in Nova Scotia to apply. You also need to be 15 or younger and have the form signed by every person who has legal guardianship of you (for example, parents or guardians).

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Provide a signed written statement from a professional.
  4. Include payment with your application.
  5. Send your completed application, supporting documents, written professional statement and payment by mail or fax. Or visit Vital Statistics or drop them off at Access Nova Scotia.

How long it takes

It should take 3 to 5 weeks to complete the application process. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your form hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

Activity Fee
Application $24.95

Payment options

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, debit card, cheque, money order, cash. A cheque or money order should be made payable to the Minister of Finance. Payment options may vary depending on how you apply.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • both parents’ names and places of birth as shown on your Birth Registration
  • consent of every person who has legal guardianship of you (for example, parents or guardians)
  • original court order to dispense with (do away with) consent and original guardianship papers
  • written statement from you stating that you identify with the gender you request in the application
  • written statement from a doctor or psychologist who has treated or evaluated you stating that the sex shown on your Birth Registration is not the gender you identify with

Application form