An individual with legal domicile in Iceland can request a change in registration of gender. At the same time the individual has the right to change their name. Children can also, with the support of their legal guardian(s), request a change of their gender and name. If a child, under the age of 18 does not have the support of their legal guardian(s), one or both, to change their gender registration, the child can seek confirmation from an expert committee and change their gender registration with the committee‘s confirmation. Note that according to the Gender Autonomy act a change of registration of gender is only allowed once, unless there are special circumstances.
If an individual, wishes to receive new ID documentation (passport, driver’s license etc.) after a change of gender registration and name, the person must apply and pay this themselves.
Please note that according to the Gender Autonomy act Registers Iceland has an 18 months deadline to adapt it‘s systems to the registration of neutral gender. As soon as registration of neutral gender is available it will be announced here, on our website.
An individual, who is registered in the national registry but lives abroad or has lived there and had their gender registration changed in that country, can request the changes to be registered in the national registry. Registers Iceland will then assess the documents to see if the change in gender and name was registered in accordance with the laws in the origin country.