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Required Documentation for Residency Determination

These documents will prove that you have been living for one full year in New York State and six months in New York City prior to the first day of classes for the semester you wish to enter.

You must submit only original copies of the items indicated below. Documents covering the first and last months of the previous twelve month period are acceptable provided that they show that you have been living at the same address.

You will also be required to submit an original proof of legal status such as US birth certificate, US passport, permanent resident card, etc. For further accepted proofs please refer to the CUNY's Residency website.

Residency Form


Required Documentation that Must Accompany Residency Application: Choose two of the following:

  • Lease, deed or rent registration form (used for rent stabilized apartments) signed by the landlord, which is either a public or private agency, and the student or parent of the student with the same surname
  • Letter showing eligibility or disbursement of Social Security or from New York City Public Assistance with the student's New York address covering the 12 month period immediately preceding the first day of classes and including the student's name
  • Copies of the most recent complete Federal and New York State tax returns and the corresponding W-2 form. Responses to Federal form 4506 and New York State form 4506 requesting Federal and State tax information is acceptable if the Federal and State governments acknowledge that the party in question has in fact filed a tax return from the address noted
  • A valid New York State driver's license or a "non-driver license" issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles with the student's name, showing the date of issuance at least one year prior to the first day of classes
  • IDNYC New York City municipal identification card, showing the date of issuance at least one year prior to the first day of classes
  • Homeowner's or renter's insurance policy with the student's name listed as insured
  • Automobile registration with the student's name listed
  • Automobile insurance certificate with the student's name listed as insured
  • Voter registration certificate or card with the student's name
  • Bills for telephone, utility, cable TV or other home services, in the student's name, or other evidence of telephone, utility, cable TV or other home services provided to the student covering a period of 12 months
  • Monthly bank or credit card statements, with the student's name, covering a period of 12 months (dollar amounts may be blocked out)
  • Attendance as a juror in New York State with the student's name
  • Housing lease signed by the landlord (who is an individual and is not a public or private agency) and the student. If the student's name does not appear on the lease, the "Alternate Lease Statement" may be substituted. The "Alternate Lease Statement" must be completed and notarized by both the person whose name appears on the lease/contract and the student. The person whose name appears on the lease/contract must also submit proof (i.e., lease, telephone, utility, or similar type bills) of residency at his/her current address for the previous 12 months
  • Postmarked mail addressed to a student at a New York address at least 12 months immediately preceding the first day of classes (a P.O Box is not acceptable)

In addition to the items indicated above, the college may at its discretion consider additional documentation from a student if it believes that an accurate residency determination may be rendered through the additional documentation.

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