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Change of sex on birth registration

The steps you need to take to change the sex on your birth registration. Recent amendments to Yukon’s Vital Statistics Act removed the requirement for sex reassignment surgery before a person can change the sex on their birth registration.


Due to the high volume of requests that we are currently receiving.
It can take up to 4 weeks to process your request.

We thank you for your patience.


The fee for a change of gender on your birth registration is $10.
The fee to obtain a new birth certificate is $10.

Who is eligible

Applicants must have been born in Yukon.
Applications for Yukoners under the age of 16 must be completed by a person having custody of the young person, or be authorized by the Supreme Court on behalf of the young person.

How to apply

  • Apply in person at the Vital Statistics office, 4th floor, 204 Lambert Street, Whitehorse
  • Apply by phone by calling 867-6675207 or toll free 1-800-661-0408 extension 5207
  • Apply by mailing a completed Change of Sex on Registration form.

This application must be submitted to Vital Statistics with the appropriate fee payable by cheque, money order or credit card payable to Government of Yukon.



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