Change in German civil law concerning birth certificates

In December 2018 a change in German civil law has been introduced concerning sex_gender registration in the birth certificate. Under certain conditions (that is, with a doctor’s certificate confirming a “variation of sex development”) it is now possible to delete the obligatory registration as female (w) or male (m). Furthermore, there is the option to register as “diverse” (d). Both results, according to international standards, in an X (indeterminate/unspecified) in the passport. Detailed information (in German language), also for persons who do not hold German citizenship, are to be found on the website of the LSVD.

Antke_Antek Engel (June 2019)