Antidiscrimination law, individual, state and federal trans rights.

ID Documents

What Order Do I Change Things?

State ID documents list with transgender color background

It can be hard to decide what to do first!!

Here’s your decision tree;

https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/resources/ID-Documents-Overview.pdf

Transequality ID Documents Center

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The best one-stop hub for name and gender change information. Find out how to update your name and gender on state and federal IDs and records. 

https://transequality.org/documents

Birth Certificate -Department of Vital Statistics

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Birth certificates are changed in the state which the birth occurred. It is handled by the Department of Vital Statistics in each state (or whatever name that state calls their department of vital statistics).

Link: https://doh.wa.gov/licenses-permits-and-certificates/vital-records

Fee reduction for name change

Whatcom County Courthouse

Whatcom and Skagit Counties offer a Fee Waiver for Name Changes.

This is the link for Whatcom County:
https://www.whatcomcounty.us/445/Name-Changes
The Motion for Waiver of Civil Fees is under “Filing Fees”

The Fee Waiver is for those who would find the $296.50 fee a burden on their finances.

This is the link for Skagit County:
https://skagitcounty.net/Departments/DistrictCourt/changingname.htm
The fee waiver link is under “What to File”.