Law Amending The Legal Status

Original Language Title: Lov om endring av juridisk kjønn

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Law amending the legal gender

Date LOV-2016-06-17-46

Ministry of Health and Care Services


Published in 2016 Booklet 8

Commencement 01/07/2016



Short Title
Law amending the legal gender

§ 1. Definition The legal status means that gender a person is registered in the National Register.

§ 2. Right to change legal gender Persons who are resident in Norway and experiencing belonging to the other gender than he or she is registered in the National Register, have the right to amend their legal gender. The Ministry may issue regulations that the law shall apply to Norwegian citizens living abroad.

§ 3. Changing the legal status of persons who are placed under guardianship A person who is placed under guardianship by the Guardianship Act, seeking although change legal status.

§ 4. Amendment of legal gender Children who have reached the age of 16 can apply for change legal status.
Children between 6 and 16 must apply for change legal status along with the person or persons who have parental responsibility for the child. If parents have joint custody, but the application is submitted together with only one of them, it's legal gender still be changed if this is best for the child.
Application for change legal status for children under 6 years submitted by the person or persons who have parental responsibility for the child. Children who are capable of forming their own views on the matter concerns must be informed and given an opportunity to respond before the application is submitted. It is a condition for changing the baby has a congenital uncertain somatic sex development. Applicants must submit documentation of the state of healthcare.

§ 5. Processing of applications to change legal gender Applications to change legal gender is treated by the tax office (National Population Register). Tax Office's decision in a case concerning change legal status may be appealed to the County Governor of Oslo and Akershus.
Applications from children between 6 and 16 years in accordance with § 4, second sentence, promoted together with just one of those who have parental responsibility, dealt with by the County of Oslo and Akershus. County Governor's decision may be appealed to the national appeal body for health.

§ 6 Legal consequences of changing the legal status The legal appraisal shall be based on the application of other laws and regulations. Birth gender should still be applied if it is necessary to establish parenthood and parental responsibility under the Children Act. A person who changes his legal sex, container rights and obligations as a result of fatherhood, motherhood or co-maternity.
Rules applied for or for a woman who gives birth to children, applies equally to a person who give birth after having changed their legal gender.

§ 7. Regulations The Ministry may issue regulations concerning the completion and implementation of the provisions of the law.

§ 8. Commencement This Act applies when the King bestemmer.1 King may bring into force individual provisions at different times.

§ 9. Amendments to other Acts From the time the law comes into force, the following amendments to the Act of 7 June 2002 No.. 19 on Personal: - - -