GENDER RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES
Changing your gender status on a UK passport or a gender recognition certificate (GRC) usually requires a report from a recognised gender specialist. This usually requires a one-hour consultation.
Please note that the decision to issue the name/gender change in a passport resides with the Passport Office and depends on qualifying criteria and completeness of the application. Please read application guidelines carefully before requesting a consultation.
Name change by Statutory Declaration or by Deed Poll does not require specialist input and can be done rather easily by anyone.