In response to concerns raised by TLDEF and other organizations and individuals, the U.S. State Department today published amended policy guidelines for changing the sex marker on passports.
Among other things, the new policy guidelines:
- allow you to submit a doctor's letter from any licensed doctor, eliminating the burdensome physician specialty requirements;
- allow you to submit a letter from a doctor who has either treated you for "gender-related care" or who has reviewed and evaluated your "gender-related medical history"; and
- allow passport holders to change their passport's sex marker by presenting an updated birth certificate instead of a doctor's letter.
We are pleased to bring you this news and will continue to update you on any additional changes to these State Department policies and procedures.