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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. 

Petitions can be initiated from the residency petition dashboard.  This is where you will complete the questionnaire and submit your supporting documentation. 

Due to COVID-19, you will not be able to submit any documentation or pay your petition fee in-person.

Submitting Documentation

The document checklists (below) will help you understand what you might be asked to submit, but you won't have a list of required documents until after you have completed the online questionnaire. 

Your required documents will be uploaded via the Residency Petition Dashboard.  This method is secure and your documents are saved directly to PeopleSoft.  The process is mostly intuitive, but here are some tips to consider: 

  • Each requested document should be uploaded as a separate file - one file for your license, one for voter registration, etc.
  • Upload multiple files for individual items, if needed - 12 months of bank statements can be uploaded as 12 files.
  • Add descriptions to documents to clarify what they are or why something is being provided. 
  • You can delete documents that were added by mistake; however, once you hit the “Submit Documents” button, your records are saved to your file and cannot be removed. 
  • If there is something you don’t have or can’t provide, write a quick explanation in a Word or Text document and upload that instead. 
  • You can upload some documents and then return at a later date to finish, but nothing is official until you click on the "Submit Documents" button.
  • Acceptable file types are: .BMP, .CSV, .DOC, .DOCX, .JPEG, .JPG, .PDF, .PNG, .RTF, .TIF, .TIFF, .TXT, .XLS, .XLSX

If you get stuck or have an issue, try this: How to Upload Documents.  Or, let us know - we can help you through the process. 

Petition Fees

If your petition type requires a fee, you will be given two options when you complete the questionnaire: mail your payment to ASU or ask that your fee be billed to your account (this is recommended).  Information about paying the fee can also be found on your required document list on the Residency Petition Dashboard.

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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