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If I'm trans gendered can I fly in, ; I 't look like my

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If I'm trans gendered can I fly in femme , ; I don't look like my drivers licences but you can tell its me
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TSA
Expert:  TSA*Expert replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and welcome!

My name is ***** ***** I will be glad to help with your question, today.

The most important thing is that the information on your driver's license and your ticket/boarding pass, match. This would include your name, gender and date of birth. If you wish to fly in femme, that shouldn't present any problem, if the picture on your ID does resemble you, however, if any prosthetic items or metal wires in clothing, etc. set off an alarm, you will be required to have a secondary screening, so try to avoid that by not wearing anything that will set off the alarms. Here is an excellent summary of how to fly and get through screening as a transgendered person:

http://www.transequality.org/know-your-rights/airport-security

As you can see, you can call TSA Cares and the TSA Contact Center before your trip, to get any additional information you need, from a trained representative:

TSA Cares hotline: 1-***-***-****

TSA Contact Center: 1-***-***-****

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