The U.S. will begin accepting applications for gender-neutral passports beginning April 11, the State Department announced.

Key Points: 

  • Beginning April 11, U.S. citizens will be able to select an X as their gender marker on their U.S. passport application if they are applying for a U.S. passport book and selecting routine service.
  • Beginning in late 2023, applicants will be able to select X when applying for a passport card or selecting expedited service.
  • The State Department also anticipates that by late 2023 applicants will be able to select X when applying for:
    • Emergency passports printed at U.S. embassies and consulates.
    • Expedited and emergency passports issued at passport agencies or centers.
    • Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs).

Additional Information: Information on how to apply can be found here. General information about passports and processing times is available here.

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