Gender Recognition Certificates

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 24th January 2023.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Labour, Leeds Central

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will list the circumstances in which a person may be required to show a Gender Recognition Certificate.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Equalities)

The Government is clear that we want people who are transgender to be able to live their lives as they wish. As announced in September 2020, we believe the current provisions in the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) are effective and allow for those who wish to legally change their sex to do so. The process of applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) should, however, be modern and affordable. The newly developed digital application process for GRCs launched on 29 June last year.

The digital application page on sets out the list of uses of a GRC which can be found at:

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