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Common Questions: Birth Certificate

How do I change the gender marker on my Michigan Birth Certificate?



  Every state has different requirements and procedures for changing your birth certificate.  This information only applies if you were born in Michigan.


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  • Q: How do I change the sex designation on my Michigan birth record to accurately reflect my identity?

  • A: You will need to provide:
    A completed application to change a Michigan birth record.
    Copy of photo identification for the applicant.
    Application fee.
    A signed Michigan Vital Record's Sex Designation Form or a court order determining sex designation.
    NOTE:  If you want to change your name a court ordered legal name change is required.

Change Application


Sex Designation Form:

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