Residency

California Residency

To be considered a California resident, you must show intent to become a resident and live in California for at least one year and one day. Your residency status is determined by how you answer residency questions on the application. To prove that you are a resident of California, you’ll need to bring in two forms of proof. The most common proofs are:

  • Bank statements
  • Pay stubs
  • Car registration
  • California ID or California driver’s license
  • Lease
  • Tax statements from the previous year

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Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders

Education Code section 68075.6 grants an immediate nonresident tuition fee exemption to eligible Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders and refugee students who settled in California upon entering the United States. This exemption is granted for one year from the date the student settled in California upon entering the United States.

This exemption applies to the following:

  • Iraqi citizens or nationals (and their spouses and children) who were employed by or on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq (Pub.L. No. 110-181, § 1244)
  • Afghan and Iraqi translators (and their spouses and children) who worked directly with the United States Armed Forces (Pub.L. No. 109-163, § 1059)
  • Afghanistan nationals who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government or in the International Security Assistance Force {ISAF} in Afghanistan (Pub.L. No. 111-8, § 602)
  • Refugee students admitted to the United States under Section 1157 of Title 8 of the United States Code

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