Know Your Rights

Changing Documentation

New York State Birth Certificate - (Policy updated as of 05/23/14)

New York State's birth certificate policy has been updated to remove surgical and hormonal requirements. For more information, please see How to Change Your New York State Birth Certificate.


New York City Birth Certificate

New York City has a separate Bureau of Vital Statistics. For more information, please see How to Change Your New York City Birth Certificate.


New York State Driver's License

The process to change one's name and gender marker on a New York State driver's license is relatively straight forward. For more information, please see How to Change Your New York State Driver's License.


Passport

The National Center for Transgender Equality has a comprehensive resource guide for changing your passport.


Social Security

The National Center for Transgender Equality has a comprehensive resource guide for changing your name and gender marker with the Social Security Administration.

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