Help create a legal gender recognition solution for people born overseas

If you are a trans, non-binary, or intersex person who was born overseas, please register for one of these sessions hosted by the Department of Internal Affairs. They take place THIS THURSDAY 30 JUNE and on TUESDAY 5 JULY, from 6.30 – 8pm.

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The new BDMRR Act only introduces a self-ID process for people born in Aotearoa. These online sessions are the first steps towards finding a solution so that overseas born people can register their gender in Aotearoa.

Rainbow Path members will be participating in both sessions. Register now as spaces are limited – we would love to see both calls fully booked. There are a few details below and more when you click on the registration link.


Information supplied by the Department of Internal Affairs

“A self-identification (self-ID) process for birth certificates will be available from mid-2023. This is significant for transgender, non-binary, intersex, and takatāpui New Zealanders, who will be able to amend the sex on their birth certificate without going through an intrusive and costly process.

At present, the new self-ID process does not apply to people born overseas who don’t have a New Zealand birth certificate.

Government are committed to pursuing a solution to enable overseas born people to register their gender. If you were born overseas, we’d love to hear your perspective to help us find a solution.”

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