How to Change your Name & Sex

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How to get your Social Security Card

(Applies to any State)

For those of you that want to get a new Social Security card with name change here is what you will need to do.
Go to the Social Security office nearest you. You will need the following information with you.

  • Drivers license in your new fem name.
  • Your former (boy name) birth certificate
  • Your new name birth certificate.
  • A copy of the court order granting name change. For identification purposes only.
     

If you want to change your sex from male to female on your social security records then you will need some documentation of that. For me I used a copy of the letter my surgeon wrote stating I had received the necessary medical treatments to be considered as a female. That’s all there is to it. No fees either. I received my new SS card in 10 days.

How to get your birth certificate

(Applies to State of Michigan only. May vary in other States.)

You will need to contact the State where you were born to get this. For me, I was born in Michigan so I contacted the State of Michigan for the Application to correct or Change a Michigan Birth Record.
To get the application call Lansing – (517)335-8660 – or write to:
Vital Records Changes
P.O. Box 30721 
Lansing, Mi 48909

After you get the application you will need to fill it out and send in a $40.00 fee and $12.00 for each additional copy.
You will also need to send in proof of who you are. I sent in the following;

  • A copy of my driver’s license.
  • A copy of my former birth certificate
  • A copy of the letter my surgeon wrote stating I had received the necessary medical treatments to be considered as a female.
  • A copy of the court order granting name change.
  • Application to correct or change a Michigan Birth Record and the fee.
     

Also indicated a daytime phone number just in case they needed to call me. It was no problem.

How to change your name on your drivers license

(Applies to State of Michigan only. May vary in other States.)

All you need to have is the copy of court papers stating your legal name change. Pay the $15. Do your makeup perfect, as you will need a new female picture taken for your license.

How to change your sex on your drivers license

(Applies to State of Michigan only. May vary in other States.)

For those of you that want to change your sex on your driver’s license you will need to do the following. You will need a letter from a physician stating these important words. The letter must contain the words “(your name) has completed the MEDICAL TREATMENTS NECESSARY TO BE CONSIDERED AS BEING A FEMALE.
Now my doctor added a little something extra to mine. He wrote: “I am writing this in support of Ms. Janet Law to receive a driver’s license as a female. Ms. Law has received the medical treatments necessary including surgery to be considered as being a female.”

Again just to be sure you got it, the letter must say “medical treatments necessary”. Now medical treatments can be a variety of things. Medical treatments can mean your doctor who is doing your hormone therapy, that’s medical treatments, OR a licensed counselor who see’s you for psychological therapy, that’s medical treatments, OR doctor who has performed a surgery on you of some female nature, that’s a medical treatment. In other words any licensed practitioner or physician or doctor can write the letter. Take a copy of the letter with you to the Secretary of State along with $15.00 and you will get a new drivers license stating sex as female. The letter from the doctor must be on his letterhead to include all contact info including a fax number if possible.

How to change your name

(Applies to Wayne County Michigan only. May vary in other Counties and States.)

For those of you looking to change your name, here is what you need to do. If you live in Wayne County write a letter requesting a name change package. The request has to be sent in overnight mail or you will wait a long time to get the package back to you. You will receive instructions on how and what you need to do as well as, some forms to fill out. You can get a package directly from Wayne County.
Write to:
Office of the County Clerk
2 Woodward Ave
Room 211
Coleman A.Young Municipal Center
Detroit, MI 48226

What you will receive is the forms below outlining what you need to do. Just be sure you pay attention to every detail and everything should go smoothly.
These are the forms you will need;

Wayne County Michigan – Front Side

Wayne County Michigan – Back Side

State of Michigan – Front Side

State of Michigan – Back Side