Grenada: Information on whether there is legislation permitting change of a birth registration or other similar document, particularly designation of gender after undergoing a sex change
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 September 1995|
|Citation / Document Symbol||GRD21664.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Grenada: Information on whether there is legislation permitting change of a birth registration or other similar document, particularly designation of gender after undergoing a sex change, 1 September 1995, GRD21664.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ad1128.html [accessed 26 May 2013]|
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The information that follows was provided by a staff member of the Consulate of Grenada in Toronto (15 Sept. 1995).
A birth certificate cannot be modified during a person's adult life, as it provides the record of how a person was born, not what changes the person underwent later in life. Current identification documents, such as a passport or driver's licence, could reflect any recent changes in a person's features, though. Specific legislation governing personal identification documents was not readily available to the source.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Consulate of Grenada, Toronto. 15 September 1995. Telephone interview with staff member.