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Change sex identification

You’ll make this change by requesting a replacement Social Security card. We’ll mail your free replacement card after we update your record.

You don't need to provide medical or legal evidence of your sex designation. Currently, you can change your sex identification to either male or female, but we are examining ways to provide an unspecified sex identification option in the future.

Other ways to complete this task

Visit a local office

Fill out the Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5) (PDF) and bring it to your local office along with unexpired identification. Documents must be original or have a signature, stamp, or raised seal from the issuing agency. We don't accept photocopies.

For support completing this task

Call us

Available in most U.S. time zones Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., in English, Spanish, and other languages.

Tell the representative you want to change your sex identification.