How Do People Change Their Legal Gender?

10 Questions
How Do People Change Their Legal Gender?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How long ago do you have to have transitioned in order to change your gender legally?
    • A. 

      It doesn't matter as long as you have begun gender reassignment through hormones or surgery

    • B. 

      2 Years

    • C. 

      1 Year

    • D. 

      It doesn't matter as long as you have a letter from your doctor

  • 2. 
    How do you change your sex on your driving license or passport?
    • A. 

      Inform the HM Courts and Tribunal Service of your gender preference

    • B. 

      By altering your sex surgically and applying through the Gender Recognition Panel

    • C. 

      With a letter from your doctor

    • D. 

      By first changing your name legally

  • 3. 
    What requirements do the HM Courts and Tribunal Services state are needed to change gender?
    • A. 

      You must have or be suffering from gender dysphoria

    • B. 

      You must have evidence that you have lived for two years or more as the preferred gender

    • C. 

      You must have had surgery or are waiting for surgery (sex change surgery)

    • D. 

      You must have lived for at least two years as the preferred gender

    • E. 

      You must have 2 medical reports from GP's

    • F. 

      You must be single

    • G. 

      You must be 21 or over

    • H. 

      You intend to live permanently in their acquired gender

  • 4. 
    Changing your gender on your passport or license changes your gender legally.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In the case of a married person applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate what will the Gender Recognition Panel do?
    • A. 

      Send it back unconsidered; only single applicants can receive gender recognition

    • B. 

      They will hold the application until they receive confirmation of divorce or annulment

    • C. 

      An "interim" certificate is issued which recognises the application but has no legal value

    • D. 

      The application will go unread

  • 6. 
    Why must you be single to receive a sex change?
    • A. 

      It's not fair on the partner to find themselves in a same sex relationship they haven't consented to previously

    • B. 

      The Gender Recognition Panel want to be sure the decision is the individuals alone and not influenced by family members

    • C. 

      It's against the law for a same sex couple to marry, it's also against the law for a heterosexual couple to have a civil partnership

    • D. 

      The legal paperwork needs to start afresh in order to wipe the previous gender identity of the individual from record.

  • 7. 
    Everyone pays the same fee to the Gender Recognition Panel in order to apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In order to deal with gender dysphoria and to begin living life as the gender you identify with you should be referred to the Gender Clinic. How many of these clinics are there in Northern Ireland?
  • 9. 
    Is gender history kept secret by the HM Courts and Tribunal Services?
    • A. 

      Yes, they must keep it confidential at all times

    • B. 

      Certain organisations can check it out with permission from the court

    • C. 

      No these records are available to the public at all times

    • D. 

      Sometimes people could find out based on marriage documents which are not secret

  • 10. 
    For a trans person to change their name, legally, it is required that they have a gender recognition certificate. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False