NJ allows change of gender marker on license without letter

New Jersey map from Victory Institute study
New Jersey map

Letter from a healthcare provider is no longer required

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is now allowing Garden State residents to change the M/F gender designation on their New Jersey driver license or non-driver ID card without a letter from a doctor. Previously, a letter from a healthcare provider was required for those wishing to change their gender on their ID.

“We are proud to serve one of the most diverse states in the nation, and it is a bedrock principle for us at the NJMVC that we represent and treat every individual with respect and dignity,” MVC Chief Administrator Sue Fulton said. “Allowing customers to change their gender designation to reflect their gender identity is deeply important for showing that all New Jerseyans are valued equally. We are proud to stand with our LGBTQ community.”

The Declaration of Gender Designation Change form is available at MVC agencies and can also be downloaded from njmvc.gov.

Those seeking to change their M/F gender designation must surrender their current license or ID card and get a duplicate for a fee of $11. Later this year, the MVC will offer an “X” gender option on licenses and ID cards for non-binary New Jersey residents.