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Steps to Update Residency

Follow these steps to update your residency:

  1. Complete the Request For Review of Residence Status Form
  2. Submit copies of the following documentation:

United States Citizens:

    1. California driver’s license,
    2. California vehicle registration,
    3. California Resident Income tax return (form CA 540) for the prior year*,
    4. Proof of physical presence in the State of California dated one year and one day prior to semester of reclassification.

 Non United States Citizens:

    1. Valid immigration documentation that can establish domicile (i.e. Permanent Residence, DACA ) dated one year and one day prior to the start of the semester of the request for reclassification,
    2. California driver’s license,
    3. California vehicle registration,
    4. California Resident Income tax return (form CA 540) for the prior year*,
    5. Proof of physical presence in the State of California dated one year and one day prior to semester of reclassification.

3. Documentation can be submitted: in person (SSC building, San Marcos Campus or any of our education centers), via email to: admissions@palomar.edu, via fax to: (760) 761-3536 or mail to: 1140 W. Mission Rd. San Marcos, CA 92069 Attn: Admissions

4. Please contact the Admissions Office in 48 hours to confirm your items were received and processed.

5. If you are: active duty military, military dependent or a veteran, please visit the military exceptions page.

6. If you do not meet the above listed residency requirements, please visit: Assembly Bill 540.

7. Special Immigrant Visa holders, Refugees, T and U visa holders who have resided in California less than one year please visit this page.

8. Appeals-students who have gone through the residency reclassification process (as listed above) and whose residence status is denied may submit an appeal with additional supporting documentation.

The burden is on the student to demonstrate clearly both physical presence in California and intent to establish California residence. (T5 54026)

*If you are claimed as an exemption for income tax purposes, also submit the California Resident Income tax return for the prior year of the parent or parents that claim you.

Last modified on July 3, 2019

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