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Emileeeee

In person birth certificate gender change in PA?
« on: February 17, 2017, 12:55:36 pm »
I can't find anywhere that tells me I can do a gender change in PA in person. It's all telling me I have to mail it in with the original documentation. I'm not too fond of having to give up my original!

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Re: In person birth certificate gender change in PA?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 12:58:34 pm »
See if you can find hours for the building you'd have to mail it to, then maybe call and ask? Or if it's nearby, just show up.

Maryland didn't ask that I relinquish my original copy, just had to send them forms. But they sure are taking their sweet time on it :/ Wish I had gone in person to drop it off.
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Re: In person birth certificate gender change in PA?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 01:27:21 pm »
Did not realize you were from MD, Max. Getting ready to submit my forms for the BC change. Any issues I need to look out for?

Does it show as ammended or a clean copy?

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Re: In person birth certificate gender change in PA?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 01:31:46 pm »
See if you can find hours for the building you'd have to mail it to, then maybe call and ask? Or if it's nearby, just show up.

Maryland didn't ask that I relinquish my original copy, just had to send them forms. But they sure are taking their sweet time on it :/ Wish I had gone in person to drop it off.

I have to mail it to a PO box... in Delaware :(

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Re: In person birth certificate gender change in PA?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 01:33:44 pm »
You were born in Deleware?

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Re: In person birth certificate gender change in PA?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 02:01:56 pm »
No. I was born in PA. When you send birth certificate change stuff in for PA, the address they provide is in DE.

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Re: In person birth certificate gender change in PA?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 02:08:53 pm »
That makes no sense and does not jive with what I fond. Let me get the link

http://www.health.pa.gov/MyRecords/Certificates/BirthCertificates/Documents/Birth_cert_correction[1].pdf

http://www.transequality.org/documents/state/pennsylvania

It gets sent to New Castle PENNSYLVANIA  not DE and you do not have to send the orig is you use the correction form

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Re: In person birth certificate gender change in PA?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 02:22:11 pm »
I did misread the state. I've never heard of New Castle PA and there's a New Castle DE about 10 minutes from me.

I guess I can try using what you found. I actually can't find any information on the PA gov website about gender change, but for name change it says the following, which is what I was basing needing the original on:

If an individual has obtained a court order changing his/her name, submit a certified copy of the court order bearing the raised seal of the court and signature of the judge. A photocopy or facsimile copy of a court order is not acceptable.

http://www.health.pa.gov/MyRecords/Certificates/BirthCertificates/Pages/612936.aspx#.WKda01UrKUk

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Re: In person birth certificate gender change in PA?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2017, 02:27:44 pm »
Yeah that is for name change. Gender marker you just need a DRs letter. The second link has a sample letter you can have your DR use


If the correction you desire is not addressed above or you require additional information, you may contact the Division of Vital Records by one of the methods listed below:

Telephone: 1-844-228-3516 or 724-656-3100, select prompt #5.
                                                                         
 

Mail:
 

Please submit a completed application form and specify the correction(s) desired to the birth certificate. You may download the application form for mail and in-person requests.
 

The individual requesting the correction must include  the completed application form, a legible copy of his/her valid government-issued photo ID verifying current mailing address, the required fee or armed forces information and a self-addressed stamped envelope. 
 

Please mail your request to:
 

Division of Vital Records
Attn: Corrections Unit
101 S. Mercer St., Room 401
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16101       

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