This comprehensive publication is a guide for navigating processes of updating California and federal identity documents to reflect accurate gender markers.
For a briefer version focused just on federal documents, please check out our Quick Guide to Changing Federal Identity Documents. The full ID Please! resource here also explains in detail how to update social security accounts, US passports, immigration documents, and non-governmental records.
Below the ID Please publication, we have linked to resources for people living in California who want to file for a name and/or gender change court order.
Links for people living in CA who want to file for a name and/or gender change court order
Be sure to identify the forms relevant for you. For each scenario, you will find:
- A blank printable packet of court forms; these can be filled out by hand
- A blank fillable packet of court forms; these can be filled out on a computer and then printed
- Step-by-step instructions to fill out the packet of forms
- Sample filled-out forms highlighting the fields that need to be filled out
|Adult Name Change
|Adult Gender Change
|Adult Name and Gender Change
|Minor Name Change: Both Parents Signing
|Minor Gender Change: Both Parents Signing
|Minor Name and Gender Change: Both Parents Signing
|Minor Name Change: One Parent Signing
|Minor Gender Change: One Parent Signing
|Minor Name and Gender Change: One Parent Signing