Passport Information for Gender Transitioning Students
Applying for your Passport
A new policy was announced by the State Department in 2010, allowing individuals to more easily update the gender marker on their US Passport. To acquire a passport with a corrected gender marker, applicants must submit all required paperwork and a letter from a physician certifying that the applicant has had or is receiving appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition. Documentation of gender confirmation surgery is no longer required.
For more information about this, including a sample physician certification letter, visit Trans Equality's Know Your Rights Passport page, click here
For more information from the US State Department on completing your passport applications, click here
Passport Photo Services with the PIC
The Padnos International Center offers passport photo services. This service is available on a walk-in basis during office hours.
- GVSU students, faculty & staff = $3 for 2 photos
- Community Members = $8 for 2 photos
Funding is available for passport photo taken at the Padnos International Center. Please contact the Milton E Ford LGBT Resource Center for additional information.
Passport Application Costs
- US Department of State, US Passport application fees up to $110
- USPS Postmaster processing fee: $35
Funding is available to support students who need to update their gender marker on a US Passport. For more information on how to receive funding to cover passport application and processing fees, please contact the Milton E Ford LGBT Resource Center.
For any additional information please contact:
Milton E Ford LGBT Resource Center
1161 Russel H. Kirkhof Center
Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall
1 Campus Drive
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