Louisiana’s Vital Records Registry must receive a court order certifying your gender transition before you can apply to update the gender marker on your birth certificate.
You will need to provide the court with proof that you have undergone gender affirmation surgery. Requirements vary by court.
If your request is approved, a copy of the judgement will be sent to Louisiana’s Vital Records Registry within ten (10) days.
The Vital Records Registry does not accept out-of-state court orders. You must file for a judgement a Louisiana court to amend your gender marker.
To update your Louisiana birth certificate, you will need to provide:
- completed application form (PDF)
- copy of court order certifying gender transition
- original birth certificate
- copy of valid government-issued photo ID
- payment of applicable fees
Note: You must update your birth certificate with the state where you were born.
Louisiana Trans Advocates – ID Documents Center