As of January 1 2018, the Division of Vital Records will update the gender marker on an Illinois birth certificate upon receipt of a declaration by a licensed health care professional stating the person has undergone treatment that is clinically apprpriate for gender transition. See Public Act 100-0360.
To apply for an updated birth certificate, an applicant should submit:
- Affidavit and Certificate of Correction Request, signed in front of a notary
- Declaration of Gender Transition, signed by a licensed health care professional (physician, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant, or mental health professional)
- Copy of a non-expired government-issued photo ID of the applicant
- Applicable fees ($15 fee includes one certified copy, $2 each additional copy)
Submit application to:
Illinois Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
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If you have additional questions, you can reach the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records at 217-782-6553, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.