A Guide to Changing Your California and Federal Identity Documents to Match Your Gender Identity
A Guide to Changing Your California and Federal Identity Documents to Match Your Gender Identity. This comprehensive guide will walk you through: going to court, changing your social security records, getting your new driver’s license or state ID, and fixing your immigration, passport, and birth certificate documents. It is meant to be a how-to guide to help you navigate the sometimes complex world of identification documents.
An overview of the identity documents that many transgender Californians change to better reflect their gender identity.
The Vital Statistics Modernization Act clarifies the documentation and residency requirements for obtaining a California court-ordered gender change.
A list of court forms for use by people wanting to obtain state recognition of their change of name and/or gender. The California Judicial Council makes court forms available on-line. These forms can be used by anyone seeking to get court recognition of their change of name and/or gender.
- California Courts Self Help Center
Name Change/Name & Gender Change forms & instructions.
- Movement Advancement Project (MAP) – State Identity Document Laws & Policies
MAP’s website provides an overview of state laws and policies governing name and gender change.
- Lambda Legal – Changing Birth Certificate Sex Designations: State-By-State Guidelines. Lamda has compiled this useful list of each state’s policies, requirements and process (if available) change the sex designation on a birth certificate.
- National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) – Identity Documents Center
NCTE has created a comprehensive state-by-state guide that provides information & resources on state name change laws, driver’s license & birth certificate gender change policies.
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