U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services revised Form N-400 to provide a third gender option, “X.”

Key Points:

  • “X” is defined as “another gender identity.”
  • The April 1 edition of Form N-400 will be the first USCIS form to include the X gender option, which will be immediately available as a gender option for applicants filing on or after this date.
  • Guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual will be updated with this and forthcoming form revisions adding a third gender option.
  • Applicants with a pending Form N-400 using editions prior to April 1 may request to update their gender on or after April 1.

Additional Information: Form N-400, the naturalization certificate, is the only USCIS form offering the X gender option at this time. Individuals must wait until USCIS revises all other forms to include the X gender option. Once additional forms are updated with the X gender option, benefit requestors can follow these instructions to select the X gender option. The U.S. began accepting applications for gender-neutral passports in April 2022.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group.

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