New self-identification process

A law change allowing New Zealand citizens to change their registered sex on their birth certificate has kicked in on 15 June 2023. Under the new process, applications are received directly by Births, Deaths, and Marriages.

Previously applications needed to go through the Family Court or by providing proof of medical treatment; now individuals can apply to the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths, and Marriages directly by filling out and submitting a statutory declaration.

Read more here: https://www.govt.nz/browse/passports-citizenship-and-identity/changing-your-gender/change-the-registered-sex-on-your-birth-certificate/