Republic of Cyprus
Civil Registry and Migration Department

Civil Registry Section


DATA AMENDMENT TO TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND ID CARDS DUE TO CHANGE OF GENDER IDENTIFICATION
  1. The application shall be submitted to the district Administration Office of the person’s residence. If the person was born outside Cyprus and already holds a Consular Birth Certificate, the application should be submitted to the Director of the Civil Registry and Migration Department.
  2. The correction of the registered sex shall be made upon written request of the person, in the form of a letter / resume and an affidavit to the Registrar of the Court. Applicants may only voluntarily attach any medical certificates, such as proof of receiving hormone therapy, if they consider it to be a supporting document for the examination of the application.
  3. Anyone over 18 may apply for a change of name and gender.
  4. Correction of the registered sex cannot be done more than 2 times.
  5. The examination of the request for change of data should be examined by the district Administration Office within 30 days, since it concerns sensitive personal data and affects the right to privacy.
  6. Following the district Administration Office's decision to change the name and gender, the official documents of the Republic should be canceled and the person should immediately file a request for new documents with the corrected information, after payment of the fees, as stated in the current legislation.
  7. Applications for new documents must be submitted after the request has been approved by the district Administration Office and NOT at the same time as the submission of the request for change of information.
  8. At the submission of the applications for new documents, the persons should present the old documents for cancellation.
  9. Requests should be handled in the context of the protection of personal data.



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