Gender Transition Medical Certification
To obtain a passport that reflects a gender change, you need a Medical Certificate from your doctor. It is imperative that all of these elements listed below are addressed in the letter.
Note that individuals who have “had appropriate clinical treatment,” are eligible to receive a full 10-year passport, and individuals who are going through transition will get a limited validity passport valid for 2 years. The limited validity passport will indicate the gender you are transitioning to. Once your transition is completed, you will be eligible for a 10-year validity passport. The language of the letter ultimately determines whether or not you are issued a 2 year or 10-year passport. Here is a suggested format if you have “had appropriate clinical treatment,” and here is a suggested format if you are going through transition.