Legal Info and Name/Gender Changes

Changing your legal documents to reflect your identity:

  • Changing your name only requires a court order. No physician letter is needed.

  • Changing your legal gender on your passport, social security card, and California birth certificate requires a physician letter.
  • Changing your gender marker on your California state ID or driver license requires a special form to be filled out by a physician or psychologist.

More information on changing your legal documents from the Transgender Law Center.

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