Things You’ll Need
- Government-issued photo ID.
- Residential lease/property deed.
- Utility bill.
- Letter from the government/court (marriage license, divorce, government aid)
- Bank statement.
- Driver’s license/learner’s permit.
- Car registration.
- Notarized affidavit of residency.
How long do you have to be in a state to be considered a resident?
Residency is defined differently by each state. For some states (like Pennsylvania), you need to be a state resident for at least one year before the first day of enrollment, but for others (like South Carolina), it can be as high as three years before enrollment.
What qualifies you as a resident of a state?
Generally you are considered a resident if your domicile is that state, or (if your domicile is another state) you maintained a permanent place of abode in that state and spent more than 184 days there during the year. Most state tax authorities have a page explaining what exactly constitutes a resident in their state.
How do I prove my primary residence?
- You must live there most of the year.
- It must be a convenient distance from your place of employment.
- You need documentation to prove your residence. You can use your voter registration, tax return, etc.
How do you prove citizenship?
Evidence of your claim to U.S. citizenship should include your parents’ birth certificates, marriage certificates, and naturalization certificates. You will also need your birth certificate, marriage certificate, or divorce decree to prove what your name is and to document any changes to your name.
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