Mississippi Identity Documents

Mississippi Drivers License Policy & Procedures

In order to update the name and/or gender on a Mississippi ID, the applicant must submit in person documents demonstrating the name and/or gender change, such as a birth certificate or court order. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety addresses name change here.

As of November 1, 2021, the Mississippi Driver Service Bureau will change the gender marker on a driver's license or state ID upon receipt of a completed Gender Designation Form. This form must be filled out and signed by the applicant and by a physician, therapist, psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker.

Mississippi Birth Certificate Laws

Mississippi will issue an amended birth certificate upon receipt of "a certified court order, a medical statement that attests to the reassignment, and the required fee." Miss. Admin. Code 15-5-85:3.21. Mississippi Vital Records will issue an amended birth certificate with the legally updated name and sex as a "marginal notation", meaning the birth certificate will show both names and both genders. To apply for an updated birth certificate the applicant should submit the court ordered name change, the court ordered gender change, the medical statement and the applicable fee to Mississippi Vital Records, 222 Marketridge Dr. Ridgeland, MS 39157. 

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