Change your gender designation: Driver licenses and ID cards

Overview

  1. Update and verify your information with the Social Security Administration (SSA)
  2. Submit your information to us

1. Update and verify your information with the Social Security Administration (SSA)

If you have an Enhanced Drivers License (EDL) or Enhanced ID Card (EID), contact Social Security to update your information. We’ll need to verify your information with SSA before changing your license.

  • If you don’t have an EDL, it’s still a good idea to update your information with Social Security. You’ll want to make sure your name, date of birth, and gender matches on all your documents.

2. Submit your information to us

You can submit your information to us in person at an office or send it in the mail.

Option 1: Visit a driver licensing office location.

Bring:

  • Your current WA:
    • Driver license/ID card
    • EDL/EID
    • Instruction permit
  • Payment for the fee
  • One of these showing the new gender:
    • Valid US Passport
    • Certified US Birth Certificate
    • Valid Driver’s license or Identification card issued by a US state or territory
    • Court Order indicating gender designation change
    • Valid US Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
    • Valid Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
    • A completed Change of Gender Designation Request

Option 2: Mail to the address on the form.

When we get all your information, we’ll send you a letter to get a new card:

  • Online
  • or
  • At an office. Bring the following:
    • Our authorization letter
    • Your current WA:
      • Driver license/ID card
      • EDL/EID
      • Instruction permit
    • Payment for the fee

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