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Links to documents:
Access this URL (http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/t469-eng.pdf)Statutory Declaration (Current Version)[Link to copy hosted by Gender Recognition Panel]
Download this file (t469-eng2.pdf)Statutory Declaration (December 2014)[Archive copy hosted by UK Trans Info]

Brief Summary

Statutory declaration of consent for the spouse of a person applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate. This is often known as the "spousal veto" as a full Gender Recognition Certificate cannot be issued to a married person unless their spouse consents (unless they married in Scotland).

Extract from Document

Your spouse is applying to the Gender Recognition Panel (GRP) for a legal gender change, under the Gender Recognition Act 2004. Under the gender recognition
provisions, it is possible for some applicants to remain in an existing marriage entered into in their birth gender and receive a full Gender Recognition Certificate if 

  • They are in a protected marriage or a Scottish protected marriage and their spouse has consented to remain in their marriage post gender recognition

A protected marriage is a marriage under the law of England or Wales or a country or territory outside of the UK. A Scottish protected marriage is a marriage solemnised in Scotland.

Where a married applicant applies to the GRP we need to know if both parties to the marriage want to remain married following gender recognition. We do this by
asking both the applicant and their spouse to complete a statutory declaration making several statements about their marriage and intentions. This helps the Panel to deal with the application for gender recognition.

A statutory declaration is a written statement of facts which the person making it signs and solemnly declares to be true before a person authorised to administer

This form is for those spouses who wish to confirm their intention to remain in either a protected marriage or a Scottish protected marriage post gender recognition. 

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