Changing Your Sex Designation


To be eligible for changing your sex designation on your NWT birth certificate, your birth must be registered in the NWT.

How to apply for a Change in Sex Designation

19 Years of Age or Older

Under 19 years of age

Between 16 and 18 years of age and living independently from parents


  • Birth must have occurred in the Northwest Territories.


Forms are available online or you can request a copy from the Registrar General of Vital Statistics, Health Services Administration Office.


Change in Sex Designation Amendment


Application for Certificate of Birth/ Marriage / Death


Contact this Service

Phone: 1-800-661-0830 (toll free)


Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

Sending the Completed Form…

Registrar General of Vital Statistics
Health Services Administration Office
Bag #9
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

Related Services / Information

If you also wish to change your gender marker in other identity documents, you will need to contact those agencies yourself:

Please be aware that these agencies may not accept gender X or a single name. The Department of Health and Social Services does not have authority over other organizations as each will have their own requirements to access programs and services they offer.