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Non-resident students who marry a bona-fide resident of the United States Virgin Islands may
be reclassified to residency status for tuition payment purposes not sooner than 12 months after
the date of marriage. Official documents to verify marriage should be submitted to support
No contrary evidence exists which may reflect established residence elsewhere.
B. Dependent Students
An independent student who provides more than 50% of his or her own support and who is able to
substantiate a claim of independence by producing documents to establish United State Virgin Islands
domicile, may be eligible for reclassification.
C. Residency Document
The applicable documents, listed below, may be accepted and considered as evidence of establishing
legal residence and permanent ties in the United States Virgin Islands. Official documents should be
submitted in the original, wherever possible, or provide certified/notarized copies, where applicable.
Documents from Category I are considered permanent ties and must be dated twelve (12) months prior
to the first day of classes for the term for which residency reclassification is sought. Documents from
Category II may be submitted to further substantial a claim of United States Virgin Islands residency.
No single document may be used to substantiate a request for a change of residency classification –
documentation from Category I and Category II, together, provide appropriate documentation for
consideration of residency reclassification.
1. United States Virgin Islands Voter’s Registration.
2. Proof of marriage to a resident (marriage certificate) along with proof of the spouse’s U.S.
Virgin Islands resident status.
3. The most recent Virgin Islands income tax returns and W2 forms; parent’s most recent tax
returns (if student is under the age of 25); and a letter stating independent status from the
Financial Aid Office (if receiving financial aid and under the age of 24).
1. United States Virgin Islands driver’s license.
2. Official I.D. card issued by agencies with the United States Virgin Islands.
3. Full time permanent employment, or part time permanent employment, or acceptance thereof in
the United States Virgin Islands (official letters on company stationery and paycheck stubs are
4. United States Virgin Islands vehicle registration and/or title.
5. Lease agreement and Landlord verification form attached on page5. (New)
6. Deed, rent receipts by the landlord or cancelled rent checks, proof of purchase of permanent
home (deed, tax receipts, purchase of real property).
7. United States Virgin Islands business incorporation and/or license.
8. Professional or occupational license obtained in the United States Virgin Islands (e.g.,
membership in the USVI Bar Association).
9. Accounts at a local financial institution (savings and/or checking), utility statements, (e.g.,
power, telephone), cable statements. The applicant’s name must appear on the document.
D. Dependent Status