Texas Residency Documentation

If the Admissions and Records Office requests proof of Texas residency, you must submit one document from List A and one document from List B. These can serve as proof you established a Texas domicile and maintained Texas residency for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date of the term in which you enroll.

List A - Document proof of domicile

Submit one document from the list below to support establishment of domicile in Texas. You also need one document from List B.

  • Employer-provided employment verification, proof of self-employment or living off earnings statement.
  • Ownership in real property sole or joint.
  • Marriage to a person who has established and maintained domicile in Texas.
  • Ownership in a Business in part or whole in Texas.

List B - Document proof of physical residency

Submit one document from the list below to support physical presence for 12 consecutive months in Texas. You also need one document from List A.

  • Utility bills in name of the person.
  • Texas high school transcript.
  • Transcript from a Texas institution.
  • Texas driver’s license or Texas ID card showing origination date.
  • Texas voter registration card showing origination date.
  • Pay stubs.
  • Bank statements.
  • Written statements from one or more social service agencies.
  • Lease or rental of residential real property in the name of the person.

Additional documentation

The following documents may lend support to clarify domicile or physical presence in Texas.

  • Tax returns for most recent tax year.
  • Visa, passport, or other pertinent immigration documents.
  • Lease and Earnings Statement (LES).
  • License to conduct business in Texas.