Identification and Official Documents

Up to date, step by step information for changing your name and gender marker on your identity documents and other records.

Tip: If you simply want identification with your chosen name and gender marker, the easiest way is to:

1. Change the name on your birth certificate
2. Use the updated birth certificate to get a passport with your chosen name and gender marker

This is because you can choose the gender marker on a passport, whereas changing the gender marker on a birth certificate is a more complicated process. On your passport, you have three options for the gender marker – F, M, or X – unspecified.

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