You will receive one of three different outcomes after you submit the application and documentation. This guide explains what happens next and how a tribunal follows current legislation.
THE NEXT STEP: The Gender Recognition Panel assesses the application. The panel will contact you again if they need further information or more proof.
There are several ways to contact the administrative team at the Gender Recognition Panel. You can send them an email or phone them to check the progress on your application.
Following a successful application for the full certificate you will receive further information on several issues including:
Getting a full Gender Recognition Certificate can affect pensions, social security benefits, and National Insurance. Read the 'Gender Recognition Certificate: pensions and benefits note' for further details.
If the panel grant you an interim certificate you will receive extra information on:
If an application gets rejected the panel will inform you why they turned it down. In some cases, you can appeal the decision. But, as a general rule, you would need to prove there was an incorrect point of law applied to your case.
The decision letter explains how to appeal or apply again for a Gender Recognition Certificate. The area that you live in will determine where you need to apply.
In the United Kingdom, a tribunal must follow the law according to the Gender Recognition Act 2004. It must also follow these amendments:
What Happens after an Application for Gender Recognition Certificate