Office of the University Registrar

Affidavit of Residency

Washington Higher Education Residency Affidavit

Students may qualify for residency if they meet all of the following conditions:

  1. Received a high school diploma (or equivalent) at a Washington public or private high school.
  2. Lived in Washington for at least three calendar years (36 months) immediately prior to receiving the diploma or its equivalent.
  3. Continuously live in the state of Washington after receiving the diploma or its equivalent and until such time as the student is admitted to an institution of higher education.

Students who meet all of the above criteria should complete and submit the Washington Higher Education Residency Affidavit. Upon completing this form, students certify that they will file an application to become a U.S. Permanent Resident at the earliest opportunity.

Original copy of the form must be returned to our office. Emails and faxes are not accepted.

Return the form to:

For Seattle students: UW Residence Classification Office, 226 Schmitz Hall, Box 355850, Seattle, WA 98195-5850

For Bothell students: UW Bothell Office of Registrar, 18115 Campus Way NE, Husky Hall 1130, Box 358500, Bothell, WA 98011

For Tacoma students: UW Tacoma Registrar’s Office, Mattress Factory 253, Box 358400, Tacoma, WA 98402

*Students who apply to multiple campuses will need to submit an affidavit to each campus.


DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is current as of 03/05/2018.  The University of Washington reserves the right to update or remove this page as necessary for clarity and/or to reflect changes to residency law or university policies.  This website is intended as guidance only and students are advised to refer to the Washington state laws on residency for current statutes and additional information.  See RCW Chapter 28B.15WAC Chapter 250-18, and WAC Chapter 478-160.

The UW Residency Classification Office will administer residency determinations in accordance with the current law at the time of application.