What can I use as official documents to change the sex on my documents?
You must submit one of these:
- a legal order issued by a Canadian provincial/territorial vital statistics organization with the updated sex
- a court order
- an amended birth certificate that shows a change of sex
- a request form to change your sex
You can also submit one of these as a supporting photo ID, but they do not qualify as official documents:
- driver’s license
- health card
Your application guide has full instructions about which documents you need to provide.
If you can’t change the sex on your documents:
- use a document that doesn’t have the sex designation you want, and:
write a note and explain why you can’t update this document with the updated sex
- apply for a Verification of Status document that will state your sex as unspecified. Find out more about this process.
For more information see: How do I change the sex on my application or document?
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