University of South Carolina Aiken
Citizenship Status Verification
Return this form with supporting documentation to:
University of South Carolina Aiken
Enrollment Management, Box 35
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
Fax: (803) 641-3727 Email:
Student Name: __________________________________________ USC or VIP ID __________________
Pursuant to section 59-101-430 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, as amended in 2008, the University of South
Carolina has adopted a general enrollment policy effective January 1, 2009. To attend a public university in the state, a
student must be a citizen or national of the United States or an alien lawfully present in the United States.
Students must provide proof of citizenship before being allowed to enroll in classes at the University. This
verification process has been adopted to deter and prevent false claims of citizenship by unlawful aliens attempting to
evade the eligibility requirements of section 59-101-430.
If you are a citizen of the United States, please sign this form, attach one (1) of the following documents verifying
your citizenship, and mail the form and attachment to the above address or send via email. Please note that the University
accept photocopies of birth certificates and other citizenship documents but may request production of the certified
original in the event we have any questions, or in the event any of the information on the copy is unreadable.
Full Signature of Student
Federal law makes it a crime, punishable by up to three years in prison, to falsely and willfully
misrepresent oneself to be a citizen of the United States.
* IMPORTANT: If your name has changed since birth, you must present all legal documents (i.e., adoption
records, marriage certificate, certificate of naturalization, and court ordered name change) supporting all name changes
from the name which appears document presented as proof of citizenship.
By my signature below, I hereby attest and certify, under penalty of perjury, that I am a citizen of the United States.*
REAL ID issued by a state or territory of the United States
South Carolina driver’s license (non-REAL ID) ONLY if you were born AFTER January 1, 1986.
The University may verify the license with the SC Department of Motor Vehicles.
Certified Birth Certificate* indicating you were born in the United States or a territory of the United States,
with your given name and surname, date and place of birth, date the birth record was filed, and the seal or other
certification of the official custodian of the certificate.
Current U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport that has not been expired more than 10 years
Certificate of Naturalization – USCIS Form (N-550 or N-570)
U.S. government issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad
Certificate of Citizenship (N-560 or N-561)
Unexpired U.S. Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID Card (DOD DD-2)
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