Gender recognised abroad
If you have been legally recognised abroad as belonging to a gender other than the gender recorded for you in Finland, the decision may also be recognised in Finland under certain conditions. In connection with the recognition, you legal gender entry is corrected and you will receive a new personal identity code.
If you are a Finnish citizen, you must notify the Finnish Population Information System of any changes in your personal data.
How can I have my gender entry corrected?
- possess a legally binding decision on the recognition of your gender (a decision, passport or an extract from the population register)
- have an acceptable connection with the country in which your gender was recognised. In other words, you must be a citizen of that country or you must have lived in that country at the time of the recognition.
Remember to check whether any of the documents must be legalised. At least the legally binding decision and the population register extracts of some countries must be legalised. The legalisation method depends on the country that issued the document.
Also note that we can only accept documents in Finnish, Swedish or English. If you have documents in other languages, they must be translated into any of these three languages. See the instructions for legalising and translating documents.