Legal Gender Recognition

Legal Gender Recognition

On 15th July 2015 the Gender Recognition Bill completed its passage through the Oireachtas and was sent to the President for signature. The Gender Recognition Act 2015 provides that a person can apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate in order to have their preferred gender recognised by the State.

Anyone resident in Ireland, who is over the age of 18 years can have their preferred gender recognised by swearing a statutory declaration and Doyle & Company can help guide you through the process.

Persons having attained the age of 16 but not 18 years

Under Section 12 of the Gender Recognition Act of 2015, an application for a Gender Recognition Certificate made on behalf of a child who has attained the age of 16 but not 18 years, may only be considered if furnished with an order from the Circuit Family Court. This Order will exempt the applicant from the requirement to have attained the age of 18 before he/she applies for gender recognition. Doyle & Company has the experience to process your application through court.

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