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Passport applicants that are in the process of gender reassignment or that have completed gender reassignment will need to present certain passport application identification forms.

Gender Reassignment Passport Applicants

The ID you present with your passport application must accurately reflect your current appearance for it to be accepted. The passport photo must also accurately reflect your current appearance.

You will also need to submit a physician certificate with your passport application. This will allow for your new passport to be issued in your new gender. The physician certificate will need to state whether your gender transition is in progress or complete. If your name has changed, you will also need to submit evidence of the legal name change.

If the physician certificate states that your gender reassignment is complete, you are eligible for a full validity ten year passport. The physician certificate must be an original document, signed, and on official office letterhead. It must also include the physicians full name, medical license or certificate number, the issuing state or jurisdiction of medical license or certificate, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number assigned to the physician, and the address and telephone number of the physician.

The certificate/ letter must state that your attending physician has a doctor/patient relationship with the applicant. It must also state that the applicant has had appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition to the new gender. It also must conclude with: “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that the forgoing is true and correct”.

 

If the physician certificate states that the gender reassignment is in process, you will be eligible for a limited validity two year passport. The physician certificate must be an original document, signed, and on official office letterhead. It must also include the physicians full name, medical license or certificate number, and the issuing state or jurisdiction of medical license or certificate.

A limited passport book can be extended to the full ten-year validity book with no additional fee by submitting Form DS-5504 within two-years of the passport issue date. 

 

Example Certification from Attending Physician:

(Attending Physician’s Official Letterhead)I, (physician’s full name), (physician’s medical license or certificate number), (issuing State of medical license/certificate), (DEA Registration number), am the attending physician of (name of patient), with whom I have a doctor/patient relationship.(Name of patient) has had appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition to the new gender (specify new gender male or female).

Or

(Name of patient) is in the process of gender transition to the new gender (specify new gender male or female).

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that the forgoing is true and correct.

Signature of Physician

 

Typed Name of Physician

Date

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