Gender Marker – Newfoundland And Labrador

Birth Certificate
In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the process for changing your gender marker on your birth certificate is age-dependent. Regardless of age, all applicants must have been born in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Newfoundland and Labrador does not limit gender markers to ‘M’ or ‘F’ – ‘X’ may also be requested. It is important to note that ‘X’ may not be an accepted designation with other authorities.

You may apply in person, by mail, or online.

Adults
Individuals who are 16 years of age or older may apply using the Change of Sex Designation – 16 Years of Age and Over form. In addition to the completed application form, a written statement from the applicant confirming that the applicant has assumed, identifies with, and intends to maintain the gender identity that corresponds to the requested change, must also be submitted.

All previously issued original birth certificates must be returned with the application.

There is no fee for changing the sex designation on a birth certificate; however, there is a fee for requesting a new birth certificate.

Children
The parent or guardian of a child (under 16 years of age) must make an application on behalf of that child. The application may be made using the Change of Sex Designation – Under 16 Years of Age form. A number of other documents are required:

  1. Signed consent of the other parent or legal guardian, or a Request for Waiver of Consent/Statutory Declaration.
  2. Where the child is between ages 12 and 15, they must also provide consent.
  3. The child’s parent or legal guardian must also submit a written statement confirming that the child has assumed, identifies with, and intends to maintain the gender identity that corresponds to the requested change.
  4. A letter of support from a healthcare professional must also be submitted. If the child is under 12 years of age, an additional letter from another healthcare professional must also be submitted. Acceptable healthcare professionals are determined by the Registrar of Vital Statistics.

All previously issued original birth certificates must be returned with the application.

There is no fee for changing the sex designation on a birth certificate; however, there is a fee for requesting a new birth certificate.

Sources: Service NL – Birth, Marriage & Death; Service NL; Service NL – Changing Your Sex Designation.