Three Costa Ricans Carried Out Their Biometric Passport Process Stating “Self-perceived Gender Identity”

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    Three people of Costa Rican nationality carried out the process of their biometric passport, indicating the self-perceived gender in the migratory document. The new Immigration Document System incorporates the self-perceived gender change consent, through which the person, through a digital signature, requests that gender change only once, according to the General Directorate of Migration and Immigration (DGME).

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    “We are showing that DGME continues to work for inclusion and equality of identification rights,” said Migration. People must previously change their name due to self-perceived gender identity on the identity card as trans and intersex people in the Civil Registry.

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