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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
Spring 2020 January 13, 2020 ​January 12, 2019 January 27, 2020
​Summer 2020 ​May 28, 2020 ​May 27, 2019 ​June 9, 2020
​Fall 2020 ​August 17, 2020 ​August 16, 2019 ​August 31, 2020

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
  • 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

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