Before you can update the gender marker on your Missouri birth certificate, you must first successfully complete the process to legally change your name.
Missouri’s Bureau of Vital Recordswill amend the gender marker on your birth certificate if you submit a court order directing it to do so.
The court order must indicate that you have legally changed your name and that you have undergone gender affirmation surgery.
The process of obtaining the court order to amend your birth certificate varies by court. This includes what you are required to provide to the court as proof of surgery.
To update your Missouri birth certificate, you will need to provide:
- signed and notarized Affidavit for Correction form (PDF)
- copy of court order to amend birth certificate
- copy of acceptable photo ID (listed on the affidavit form)
- payment of applicable fee(s)
Note: You must update your birth certificate with the state where you were born.