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Human Resources

Name Change / Gender Change

Legally Change Your Name:
You may file a name change with your local district court. Info at:

On Your License or WA State ID:
You can change your name or gender markers on your ID at the Department of Licensing.  Info at:

Amend Your Birth Certificate
After completing Steps 1 and 2, you can amend your Washington State Birth Certificate at the
Department of Health.
Legal Name:

Gender Marker:

On Social Security Card:
You can change your name and gender marker with the Social Security Administration and SSI Card
Info at:

Other Documents
U.S. Passports, immigration forms and veteran’s records can also be amended.  For more information you can contact the following sites:
Military Veteran Records: ACLU of Washington State

CWU Student Records
To change your name, gender markers, or any other personal information:
Contact the Registrar’s Office at 509-963-3001 or email

Name, Gender or Social Security Number Change Form



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