This guide is intended to walk you through the process of changing your gender on official documents in Hamilton County.
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See steps under Name Change
At this time, the Ohio Department of Health will not update a gender marker on a birth certificate.
This information is provided by the National Center for Transgender Equality. Please see their document, Name and Gender Change Guide for Ohio Residents (Adults), for more information.
Even though gender isn’t listed on your Social Security card, the SSA keeps a record of your
gender. You may update your gender marker before, at the same time, or after you update your
To apply to change your gender with the SSA, you will need all of the following:
Complete the Declaration of Gender Change Form BMV Form 2368
You will be notified in 7-10 days if your application has been approved and you will receive a document which should be presented to your local BMV.
Follow the steps under Name Change to change your name with the BMV. You can change your name and gender at the same time.
If you wish to update your name and gender on your passport, you must fill out form DS-11 and apply for a new passport in person. Again, the National Center for Transgender Equality has this to say:
You will need to submit all of the following: