The UCR Education Abroad team wants to remind students who are U.S. passport holders that they have options when it comes to gender identity on their passport.
Important Note on the "X" Gender Passport Option:
On April 11, 2022, the United States joined a growing list of countries that allow for a third gender option (“X”) in passports. Because most countries continue to offer only binary options for identifying sex and the "X" gender option remains unknown to many border control agents and passport screeners, students traveling with an "X" gender option on their passport may encounter issues if their host country does not recognize this option. If you plan to travel with an "X" gender option on your passport, please contact our office so we can advise on next steps based on your host country's recognition of this option and provide other resources such as the U.S. Department of State’s travel guidance for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.