How do I change the sex designation on my driver’s licence?

If you want to change the sex designation on your driver’s licence, you will need to bring to a ServiceOntario centre:

  • a valid long or short form birth certificate

If you don’t have a valid long or short form birth certificate, you will need to bring the following 2 documents:

  • a letter from you specifying the change requested that includes:
    • your full name
    • your current address
    • your driver’s licence number
    • the name and address of the doctor or psychologist (including a psychological associate), who has signed an opinion letter in support of the change
  • a letter from a doctor licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario or a psychologist (including a psychological associate) licensed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. The letter must:
    • be on the doctor’s letterhead
    • state that the doctor has examined or treated you and the change in the sex designation on your driver's licence is appropriate
    • be signed by the doctor

Surgery is not required as a condition for sex designation changes. However, if you have had surgery, you can present supporting documentation of the change from a recognized specialist (such as the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health or other comparable institutions) instead of a letter from a doctor, psychologist or psychological associate.

You will need to bring the originals for all the required documents. We cannot accept photocopies to process your request.

Updated: March 6, 2014