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Residency Overview

At the time of the application (or reapplication) for admission, a student’s residency status will be determined based on the answers provided on the application for admission.

Students classified as nonresidents who feel they should be reclassified can do so by filling out the IVC California Residency Reclassification Questionnaire. Ensure you provide all possible documentation available to assist us in deciding with your case. For more information, visit Residency Reclassification.

Residency Determination Dates

​Term ​Term Start Date ​Proofs to be considered must be issued on or before Deadline to Request Residency Reclassification
​Fall 2022 August 22, 2022 ​August 21, 2021 September 5, 2022
​Spring 2022 January 18, 2022 ​January 17, 2021 ​January 31, 2022
​​Summer 2022  May 31, 2022 ​May 30, 2021 ​June 4, 2022


Establishing Residency


In order to be eligible for California residency, you must be a United States (U.S.) citizen or hold a U.S. Immigration status that does not preclude you from establishing residency. The following are eligible/ineligible visa types for residency:

Eligible Visas/Status:
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Permanent Resident Aliens, including conditional permanent residents, and applicants for permanent resident status or to adjust status (Form I-485)
  • Asylees and asylum applicants
  • Applicants for "withholding of removal"; (formerly called "withholding of deportation")
  • Applicants for the Family Unity Program, LIFE Act (LIFE Legalization), and LIFE Act Family Unity Provisions
  • Applicants for Temporary Protected Status
  • A-1 to A-3
  • E-1, E-2, E-2C, E-3
  • G-1 to G-5
  • H-1B, H-1C, H-4*
  • I
  • K-1, K-2, K-3, K-4
  • L-1A, L-1B, L-2
  • N-8, N-9
  • NATO 1 to 7
  • O-1, O-3*
  • R-1, R-2, R-3
  • SIV
  • T-1 to T-6
  • U-1 to U-5
  • V-1, V-2, V-3
Ineligible Visas/Status:
  • B-1, B-2
  • C-1 to C-4
  • D-1, D-2
  • F-1, F-2, F-3
  • H-1B1
  • H-2A, H-2B, H-3, H-4*
  • J-1, J-2
  • M-1, M-2, M-3
  • O-2, O-3*
  • P-1 to P-4
  • Q-1 to Q-3
  • S-5, S-6, S-7
  • TN/TD
  • TWOV

*For additional information regarding these specific visa types, contact an A&R Residency Specialist.

IMPORTANT — Falsifying information abut citizenship, California residency, financial aid or military status could result in:

  • Criminal charges for perjury or fraud and, if convicted, imprisonment
  • Student disciplinary action
  • Accumulated monetary charges such as restitution or nonpayment of nonresident fees