Guidance for completing your statutory declaration
4. Please complete all sections of the statutory declaration form, taking care to delete all those
statements that do not apply to you. You must enter your full name in the space provided
and then complete the remaining sections as follows:
• Please start by entering the full name that you would like on your Gender Recognition
Certiﬁcate including any middle names.
• Section 1 – all applicants must be 18 years old to apply for gender recognition.
• Section 2 – enter the month and year of your transition, your acquired gender and how
many years you have been living in your acquired gender. All applicants are required to
conﬁrm that they intend to live in their acquired gender until death.
• Section 3 – we need to know the country in which you are ordinarily resident so we ask
you to indicate whether this is England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or outside
• Section 4 – this statutory declaration form is for people who are not married or in a civil
• Section 5 – please tick to indicate whether you have ever been married or in a civil
partnership in the past. If you have not then please tick the third box and cross out the
following two sections (sections 6 and section 7)
• Section 6 – if you have previously been married or in a civil partnership then indicate how
this marriage/civil partnership ended and on what date this happened. If you have been
in more than one marriage or civil partnership then please complete this for your most
recent marriage/civil partnership.
• Section 7 – we need to know where your former marriage or civil partnership was
registered. Please indicate whether this was England and Wales, Scotland, Northern
Ireland or outside the UK.
Finalising your statutory declaration – completing section 8 of the form
5. Examples of people who would be able to administer an oath are a practising solicitor,
a commissioner for oaths, a notary public, a legal executive, a licensed conveyancer, an
authorised advocate, an authorised litigator or a Justice of the Peace or a magistrate. In
Scotland a notary public or a Justice of the Peace can administer an oath. Most solicitors in
Scotland would also be a notary public.
6. In order to have your oath administered by a Justice of the Peace or a magistrate in England
and Wales, you would need to go to the magistrates’ court. To ﬁnd out when they hear
applications for declarations, you should contact your local magistrates’ court. They will also
be able to tell you how much the fee will be or whether it can be waived.