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Residency Petition

Use the residency navigator to help determine which petition type is most applicable to your situation. 

If you're still not sure, contact the residency office for help. 

You can access the petition from here.  Your petition is completed online and should be submitted prior to submitting any documents or paying your fee (if applicable).  A "complete" petition requires A) your online petition and, B) all of your supporting documents. 

Petition Documents and Fees

Your required documents are dependent on which petition type you selected.   Use the document checklist (below) to organize and track the documents you are submitting.  But, don't confuse the checklist with your petition — they go together, but are not the same thing and serve different purposes. If you don’t submit appropriate documentation, your petition will be denied or withdrawn.

Documents can be submitted in-person at any University Registrar Services location or electronically as email attachments to

Petition fees cannot be paid in person at this time.  Please send an email to to request that your petition fee (if applicable) be billed to your account by the residency office when a decision on your petition is rendered. 

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Things to Know

  • Petitions are processed in the order they are received. Submit your petition and supporting documents as early as possible.
  • When you submit a petition, a priority task will appear in My ASU to remind you to support your petition with appropriate documentation. Once we have what we need, this task will be removed.
  • The university considers all information relevant to your request. We will verify the authenticity of all documents provided and may seek additional information. If you can’t provide something, please explain what is missing and why.
  • Documents must be legible. Originals are not required.
  • Submitting documents electronically carries some risk and students are advised to redact sensitive information prior to submission.
  • Please do not use three-ring binders or have your documents spiral bound.
  • Additional documents may be requested by the Residency Classification Office.
  • The burden of proof belongs to the student.It is your responsibility to support your petition with appropriate documentation.
  • Applications and accompanying documentation will be retained by Arizona State University in accordance with university approved requirements. All information will be kept confidential as required by law and university policy.


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