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License or ID sex designation correction
How can I correct my sex designation on my driver's license or ID?
What do I need to correct my sex designation on my license or ID? (Choose tab)
Current license or ID
Sex Designation Form
To correct the sex designation on your license or ID at a Secretary of State office, you will need to provide your current Michigan license or ID. During your office visit, you will take a new photo for your license or ID.
To correct the sex designation on your license or ID, you will need to complete a Sex Designation Form. You may complete the form before visiting an office and bring it with you or request a form to complete during your office visit.
Provide payment using a credit or debit card (additional fees apply), cash, or check or money order made payable to the State of Michigan for the license or ID correction fee.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
How will my gender appear on my license or ID?
You can denote your sex on your license or ID as nonbinary (X), female (F), or male (M).
What is the cost to change my sex designation on my license or ID?
Driver’s license – $9
ID – $10
How will I receive my new license or ID?
Our staff will take a new photo and issue you a temporary paper credential to use until your corrected driver’s license or ID arrives in the mail.
Can I also use the Sex Designation Form to change my name on my license or ID?
No, submitting a Sex Designation Form will only correct the sex designation on your license or ID and cannot be used to apply to change your name on your credential or any other municipal, state or federal identification records.
License or ID name correction
Can I convert my license or ID to REAL ID and change my sex designation on my credential at the same time?
Yes, you can update your standard license or ID to a REAL ID-compliant version at the time of changing your sex designation. To do so, you must also provide documentation proving your legal presence in the United States.
Will I be automatically registered to vote if I change my sex designation on my license or ID?
Unless you opt out or are already registered to vote in Michigan, you will be automatically registered to vote at the time of updating your license or ID. If you are already registered to vote, your voter registration status won’t change after updating your license or ID.
Will the appearance of my voter registration information change on my voter record when I change my sex designation on my license or ID?
No. Because sex designation isn’t recorded on voter registration, your voter registration information won’t change after changing your sex designation on your license or ID, provided that no other aspects of your registration have changed (i.e. your name, address, etc.). If you have changed your address, you will need to update your voter registration information. You may update your voter registration online or at your local clerk’s office.
Will election supervisors/inspectors be able to turn me away if I haven't changed my name, but have changed my sex designation on my license or ID?
No. When you arrive to vote, state law requires that you provide photo ID. However, poll workers aren’t instructed to verify sex designation before issuing a ballot and you aren’t required to provide verification.
If you don’t have your ID or if there is a question about your identity, you are permitted to sign an affidavit, under the penalty of perjury, that you are who you claim to be, and you will be issued a special ballot to be counted on Election Day. For more information, contact your local clerk’s office or the Michigan Bureau of Elections.
If I have a question or concern about how my request was handled at a Secretary of State office, who should I contact?
We are committed to providing excellent customer service. As part of this commitment, we are working with community groups to develop training for our staff on implicit bias and working with various marginalized groups. If you have any questions or concerns about how your request was handled, please choose the contact us button or email our office at Secretary@Michigan.gov.