U.S. Customs Puts Third Gender Option on Immigration Forms

2024-04-02 16:00:43

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) put a third gender option on the Application for Naturalization.

You can choose X on Form N-400:

Historically, USCIS forms and associated documents have only offered two gender options: “Male (M)” and “Female (F).” This has created significant barriers for requestors who do not identify with either of those options. Limiting benefit requestors to two gender options also creates administrative challenges for USCIS when we receive birth certificates or other official government-issued documents with a gender other than M or F. Adding a third gender option helps ensure that secure identity documents and biographical data are accurate and helps both external stakeholders and individuals requesting immigration benefits. It is also consistent with federal and state agencies that have adopted a third gender option, such as the U.S. Department of State’s expanded passport services to offer gender X in their application.

First of all, there is no such thing as gender. It’s sex. You’re either a male or female. You either have XY or XX chromosomes. Or in those those extremely rare cases, you have only one X or one Y or a mix like XXY.

Either way, the only choices are male and female.

So, yeah, that is why historically USCIS only accepted male or female because those are literally the only options.

Stop the madness:

We have revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, to provide a third gender option, “X,” defined as “Another Gender Identity.” We are also updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual accordingly to account for this form revision and other forthcoming form revisions that will add a third gender option; see the Policy Alert (PDF, 344.77 KB).

The 04/01/24 edition of Form N-400 will be the first USCIS form to include the X gender option. Applicants filing this edition of Form N-400 on or after April 1, 2024, will have X immediately available as a gender option on their form.

Applicants who have a pending Form N-400 using the edition in effect before April 1, 2024, may request to update their gender on or after April 1, 2024, as well. For all other forms, individuals must wait until USCIS revises those forms to include the X gender option.

You do not need to supply USCIS with any documentation to select the X option.

“The gender you select does not need to match the gender listed on your other immigration documents or on supporting identity documents, such as your birth certificate, passport, or state identification,” the statement read.

Oh, look. Social Security Services has started the process of accepting an X option.

“Note that if you select the X gender option on the new Form N-400, you may need to visit a Social Security office for a Social Security card or to update your citizenship status,” USCIS continued. “The Social Security Administration is still developing systems to accept the X gender option.”


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