The Florida Administrative Code allows for changes to the gender on a birth certificate if "authentic, certified, or notarized supporting documentary proof" is provided. As proof of gender change, the Bureau of Vital Statistics will accept a regular passport gender change letter. If you do not have a passport, then you will need to provide other proof of identification and residence address as well as a medical report from a doctor who has examined you within 60 days of filing the form.
In addition to the passport letter, the vital statistics bureau will accept a state ID card with a female name marker or a hospital discharge summary with the original signature of a physician who has examined you. The form must be signed by someone who has the authority to administer medical treatment and cannot be filed posthumously. The form must also include an affidavit stating that you are living as a woman and will continue to do so for at least 90 days after filing the form.
Once the form has been filed, it takes three months for the change to take effect. If you want to file the form earlier, you can apply for a new birth certificate during another mandatory waiting period. The form can be filed with the county clerk's office or with the Department of Health.
To amend the name and/or gender on a Louisiana ID, the applicant must submit the following documents:
The mother is the natural guardian of a kid born out of wedlock in Florida. Legal custody of the child is automatically granted to the unwed mother. In the state of Florida, naming the father on a birth certificate does not confer any rights on him. He can't be forced to pay child support either.
Florida is a maternal state. That means that mothers are favored over fathers when it comes to parenting time and access to children. This is because there is a presumption that parents will share decision-making responsibilities and act as joint guardians for their children. The court may make orders favoring one parent over another if they find that being equal isn't in the best interest of the child.
If you're the father of a child and want to get involved in your daughter's life, you need to secure legal rights. For example, under Florida law, you cannot be required to provide financial assistance for your child's education unless you have been awarded custody by a court order. Even then, your obligation ends once your child reaches the age of 18. To enforce this rule, all you need to do is file a paternity action with the court. You will then be given notice of any educational activities that your daughter may be subjected to and allowed to attend without charge.
Fathers also have rights under Florida law regarding medical care.
By submitting a Change of Gender Designation form, a person can change the gender designation on their driver's license and/or general identity card. Yukon-born persons can also change the legal gender on their birth certificate. Trans people have the right to update all other documents related to their identity.
The process is not quick nor inexpensive, but it does offer some relief to people who need to document their gender identity with other agencies or institutions. It is important to note that simply changing your gender on these documents does not affect your eligibility for any government programs or benefits.
Your physician can certify you as eligible for treatment under the Canadian Human Rights Act if they believe that to be necessary. If you are seeking surgery as part of your transition, then a doctor can also certify you as eligible for a medical certificate. However, there is no guarantee that your request will be granted.
Under the Act, people cannot be discriminated against based on their gender identity. This means that employers, schools, hospitals, and other institutions are required to treat everyone equally regardless of their chosen gender identity.
It is also important to note that although the Act provides some protection against discrimination, it does not remove all risks associated with transitioning. For example, there are cases where individuals have been denied services or accommodation because of the nature of their transition.
A legal name change after divorce necessitates the gathering of many papers, including evidence of identification, such as a passport, state ID, and driver's license, proof of age, such as a birth certificate, hospital record, or adoption decree, and a certified copy of the Florida divorce decree. The clerk of court can provide information on what documents are required for your name change request.
The necessary documents should be submitted with your petition. If the former husband is living, he will be notified by mail that his wife is seeking a name change and will be given an opportunity to object. If the former husband does not object within 20 days, the name change will be granted.
The petitioner must appear in court with the approved form of identification mentioned above, and provide the court with written evidence of their identity. The petitioner cannot appear in court without proper identification.
If you were born male but identify as female, you may require only an affidavit affirming your gender change along with the appropriate documentation to prove your identity. The affidavit must be notarized and include your full legal name as well as your new name.
You will need to provide evidence of your identity before your petition can be processed. This could include a passport, state ID card, birth certificate, or other proof of identity.
Your new name may be published in any of several newspapers.
See NCTE's Name Changes for Kids in Florida site for information about legal name changes for minors under the age of 18. The minimum age varies by type of change requested:
To create a new last name, you must be at least 17 years old. However, if you can provide proof of having another first name used exclusively after your birth (for example, a middle name), you may be able to request this change before your 18th birthday.
To replace your current name with an equivalent name that differs only in gender, you must be at least 16 years old. This rule applies even if you were born with a male name or a female name. For example, if you were named Michael but want to become Sarah, you must show proof of having another first name used exclusively after your birth (for example, a middle name) to be granted this change.
To remove your parent(s)'s names from your own, you must be at least 13 years old. You cannot do this on your own; instead, you must appear in court with a parent or guardian who will answer questions about your identity and intentions.
Name changes are usually done through a notary public or clerk of court.