The Easiest Way to Get a Non-Binary Birth Certificate

8 Easy Steps to Getting a Non-binary Birth Certificate

We all have rights. One of those rights is to have our birth certificate record our identity as we or if we are a newborn or minor, our parents decide. Having a non-binary birth certificate satisfies that right for many Americans. are also called Gender X birth certificates, gender-neutral birth certificates, and no-gender birth certificates.

Some adults identify as binary or gender-fluid. We are using the term "non-binary" simply to make it easy to read about what we, at DoNotPay, can do to help you get an initial or amended non-binary birth certificate.

are available in some states, but not all. Different states issue new, authorized, informational, and amended birth certificates from different offices and require different proofs of identity from the applicant. Because there are no Federal or common guidelines, applying for and receiving any birth certificate, not just a non-binary certificate, can be complicated, time-consuming, and frustrating. Before we specifically discuss non-binary birth certificates, you may find this general information helpful.

How to Get Any Birth Certificate

To avoid those potential delays, frustrations, and disappointments, you can learn generally about birth certificates. If you need an original, in order to apply for one that is non-binary or gender-neutral here is how to apply for a birth certificate, including how to apply by mail, or how to get a birth certificate online. Many first-time parents want to learn about getting a birth certificate for their newborn child.

Other Reasons You May Need a Birth Certificate

Because an original birth certificate may have been lost, you can learn what documents you may need to replace it, or what steps you can take to find a birth certificate. If you need your own, or a child's birth certificate to apply for a passport, we cover that here.

If you want to know the typical processing time to get a new or replacement birth certificate, this gives you that background. But if you need to know how to get a birth certificate quickly, because time is short, this tells you how.

Now, let us move on to discuss how to get, specifically, a .

Varying Standards by State Can Make It Difficult to Get a Non-binary Birth Certificate.

Some states will either issue a new non-binary birth certificate or will amend the original, to show an approved change has been made. The requirements to achieve non-binary status vary, which is why it can be time-consuming and frustrating to do it on your own.

States Requiring Medical Documentation Before Issuing a Non-Binary Birth Certificate
  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Virginia

The approved medical treatment varies for each state.

States Requiring a Court Order Before Issuing a Non-Binary Birth Certificate
  • Arkansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • West Virginia

Other States’ Non-binary Birth Certificate Requirements

  1. Florida will issue an amended certificate based on what is referred to as "supporting documentation." Florida does not clarify what is meant by that term.
  2. Idaho's criteria to amend a person's gender on a birth certificate specify that changes may be made because of "fraud, duress, or certain intersex conditions."
  3. Montana requires an appropriate affidavit.
  4. Texas requires a court order, but some county court judges resist issuing an order because Texas state law is not clear. The order must include the phrase "sex change" not "gender change."

In some states, parents may not choose gender X, neutral gender, or no gender on the original birth certificate, but they may seek to make the change as soon as the certificate has been issued.

Getting a Non-binary Birth Certificate by Yourself

The details we have covered will help you to understand the basics each state and the District of Columbia require before approving a non-binary certificate request.

To have a new or amended non-binary birth certificate issued, check the specific process and documentation you will need to satisfy your own or the birth state's regulations.

If you would rather avoid missteps, delays, and potential denials, you may choose to have DoNotPay prepare the way for you.

8 Steps to Get a Non-binary Birth Certificate With DoNotPay

DoNotPay understands the rules, regulations, processes, and standards for every state. To have DoNotPay do it for you, all you have to do is follow these 8 straightforward steps.

1. Go to the Birth Certificates product on DoNotPay.

2. Select who the certificate is for (you or a loved one). If you are requesting a copy of someone else's certificate, enter their personal details, and upload evidence that proves your relationship.

3. Enter the location you or your loved one was born in, so we can complete the form specific to your state.

4. Enter the name(s) of the parent(s) as displayed on the certificate.

5. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.

6. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.

7. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.

8. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf.

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