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Carl Charles
I'm going to explain why it is CRUCIAL for trans people to update their passports.
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
1) A passport is a fed ID that can be used instead of a birth certificate when required
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
2) That means a passport is good in every state (and out the country, if ur wondering)
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
3) If u show someone a passport, they can't turn u away because it's from a diff state.
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
4) A passport is good for 10 yrs, where as some driver's license's require renewal often
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
5) this is HUGE for trans people, who are often subjected to changing standards for IDs
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
6) So why is it crucial to update your passport NOW before getting ur name changed?
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
7) BC the current policy is VERY T friendly, but b/c it was an exec order, it could disappear on Jan 20
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
8) What makes this policy so trans friendly?
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
9) You don't need proof of surgery to update ur gender marker. U read that correctly.
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
10) this is HUGE for many trans people who cannot afford or don't want surgery.
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
11) You also do not need to have your name legally changed b4 getting a passport.
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
12) This is HUGE for trans people b/c name changes r expensive/take time in many states
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
13) You can update the name on your passport w/in a YEAR of receiving at NO CHARGE
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
14) The form to update your name after you receive your passport is here, under "name changes"
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
15) So, until Jan 20, 2017: No name change and no gender change req. to get passport.
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
16) What do u need to get a passport? 1st: A letter from a licensed dr on letterhead.
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
17) Here's a template from the gov that ur doc can use verbatim:
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
18) 2nd: $135 app fee plus $15 for photos, which if you don't have, I can give you.
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Carl Charles Nov 16
Replying to @oh_rarl
19) 3rd: Your original birth certificate (which again DOES NOT NEED TO BE UPDATED)
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