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Eligible Non-Citizens

Permanent U.S. Residents

If students are able to provide documentation of final approval for their Permanent Resident immigrant status, they may apply for Washington State residency, if they meet the following conditions:

  • Their application for adjustment to Permanent Resident status was filed at least 12 months prior to the beginning of the quarter for which they are requesting to be classified as Washington residents.
  • They meet the requirements listed under establishing a bona fide domicile (with the exception of registering to vote).

Qualifying Visas

Students may apply for Washington State residency for tuition and fee purposes if they are on an A, E, G, H1, I, L, or K visa and if they meet the requirements listed under establishing a bona fide domicile (with the exception of registering to vote).