Becoming a California resident?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ravenvii, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Location:
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    #1
    I'm looking for the criteria that needs to be met to become considered a California resident. I can't find it anywhere.

    And if you live in an apartment owned by an university, are you excluded?
     
  2. shecky Guest

    shecky

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Location:
    Obviously you're not a golfer.
    #2
    i feel like this is a trick question, but i will bite: is "move to California" not the answer you were looking for?

    if you are talking about for paying "in-state" or California Resident tuition for college its usually one year of residency before you qualify.
     
  3. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

    ravenvii

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Location:
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    #3
    It's the latter :)

    I'm mainly asking what they consider a "resident" to be. Does someone who lives in an apartment belonging to an university and living off loans count?
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    #5
    Which can be shown by the date you get the driver's license and 1 years filing of CA state taxes.

    Taxes are the usual resident thing and a resident usually gets a driver's license within 90 days.
     
  5. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

    Macky-Mac

    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    #6
    he may also have to show that he isn't claimed as a dependent on his parents taxes which could mean providing a copy of their taxes too
     
  6. Bibulous macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2005
    #7
    It's those dang California TV ad's that are getting to you, there getting to me too.
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #8
    It's the university that makes the decision about whether you qualify as an "in-state" student, so all you have to do is convince them. You have to prove that you plan to make California your permanent home, remaining there after you finish school. You of course don't have to follow through on those plans, but you have to look like you're going to.

    Register your car/driver's license in CA. Register to vote in CA. Pay CA taxes. Close out-of-state bank accounts and open ones in CA. Make your CA address your permanent address in all cases...have university documents, bills, etc. all sent there.

    Basically break all ties with your home state. Then after a year you file a petition with the university, and they'll grant you in-state status.
     
  8. amanjits macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    #9
    What can a dependent do to obtain california residency, if the parents are not california residents , but are new green card holders, and the child is going to college in california, how can the child establish residency , without the parents becoming california residents or the child having to prove himself/herself to be financially independent for two years
     
  9. jmann macrumors 604

    jmann

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    Location:
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    #10
    I looked in to Santa Monica City college, all they require is a 6-month active CA bank account, and an ID card. I have both, even though I live in Utah. ;)
     
  10. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

    ravenvii

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Location:
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    #11
    Funny seeing this thread. I've lived in California for 2 years now.

    I've ended up not declaring residency at the school I'm going to for reasons I won't share. Though I'm not declaring residency, I've long met the requirements. It's not really hard. :)
     
  11. jmann macrumors 604

    jmann

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    Location:
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    #12
    Haha, I didn't notice this was even a thread-necro. :eek: Oops.
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
  13. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

    Macky-Mac

    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    #14
    lol....you mean you discovered it was far cheaper to keep your car registered and insured back where you came from instead of changing it to california?
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Location:
    5045 feet above sea level
    #15
    i made that mistake when moving to ny
     

Share This Page