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Residency Petition

Begin the petition process with the residency navigator to help determine your petition type.

Your petition is completed online and should be submitted prior to paying fees or submitting supporting documentation.

Petition Documents and Fees

Once you have chosen the best petition type for your situation, your petition must be supported by appropriate documentation. Supporting documentation is based on your petition type. If you don’t submit documentation, your petition will be denied or withdrawn.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 Don't confuse the checklists below with your petition — they go together, but are not the same thing. Use the document checklist to stay organized and keep track of what you’ve submitted.

Petition fees can be paid at the Student Account and Cashiering Services. A copy of your receipt must be given to the residency office to confirm payment. The Residency Classification Office cannot accept or process fee payments.

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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