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RDS Document Guide

Below is a guide for possible Residency Determination Services (RDS) information or documents you may need.

Completing the online residency interview requires information from multiple sources. It may be helpful to locate some of the following documents before starting the residency interview. Since each applicant is unique, what follows is neither an exhaustive list nor will each applicant be required to provide documentation from all these documents. It is only a guide.


You may need access to the following:

  • Student and parent unique identifier such as a social security number, individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), alien registration number (ARN/A-number), or US Citizenship and Immigration Service number (CIS)
  • Parent and/or student vehicle registration
  • Parent and/or student driver’s license
  • Parent and/or student federal and state tax returns
  • Rental/lease agreement
  • Active Duty Military Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
  • Veterans Education Certificate of Eligibility for Chapters 30 and 33 benefits
  • DD-214 for discharged veterans
  • Marriage certificate
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with approved Category code
  • I-485 receipt notice
  • Approved I-130/140/360
  • Federal tax form to confirm dependent status for parent with approved I-140 /I-130
  • Immigration Court order
  • I-797 Notice of Approval from USCIS
  • Conditional Green Card
  • I-751 conditional Green Card extension
  • VISA stamped document
  • I-94 stamped document (travel document)
  • I-90 application to renew permanent resident card


Contact information for RDS: 
Toll Free (844) 319-3640
Fax  (919) 835-2427