Transgender Licence Applicants

We have a dedicated 'sensitive applications' process for transgender applicants, which you can use regardless of whether you are applying for a licence for the first time or renewing an existing licence.

Sensitive applications will be handled personally and in the strictest confidence by a team of two people: a licensing manager and a member of our Policy and Legal team. You will have access to these individuals throughout the application process (by email or telephone, whichever is preferred) if you wish to ask any questions or raise any concerns. They will liaise with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Disclosure Scotland and AccessNI when we conduct our criminality checks.

Please email sensitiveapplications@sia.gsi.gov.uk if you wish to use this process. We will respond with further details within ten working days.