INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is joining five other U.S. states in allowing individuals to have a third option for gender on their driver’s licenses and state IDs. 

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is giving residents a non-specified gender option. Those who identify as neither male or female, or non-binary, can chose “X” as their gender on their IDs. 

The BMV is offering the third gender choice based on standards recommended by the American Academy of Motor Vehicle Administrators. 

There will be requirements to have the designation, however. Applicants will need to present a certified, amended birth certificate that attests to the gender change, or a signed and dated physicians statement confirming a permanent gender change.