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.
You can apply if you’re 15 or younger and have the form signed by every person who has legal guardianship of you (for example, parents or guardians). You also need to meet 1 of the following criteria:
- you were born in Nova Scotia
- you have lived in Nova Scotia for at least 3 months immediately before applying to change your sex designation
How to apply
- Complete the application form.
- Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
- Provide a signed written statement from a professional.
- Include payment with your application if you’re not a first-time applicant.
- Send your completed application, supporting documents, written professional statement and payment (if required) 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.
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