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UCLA Registrar's Office

All incoming students submit a Statement of Legal Residence to determine their residence status for tuition purposes.

Student classification as resident or nonresident for tuition purposes is determined by the campus residence deputy in accordance with UC guidelines. Classification is based on evidence presented in the Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) and supporting evidence deemed necessary for determination.

Newly admitted students and re-admitted graduate students complete the SLR as part of the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Students returning from an official leave of absence and re-admitted undergraduates must complete a separate SLR form. Failure to complete the statement delays assessment of registration fees.

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Residence determination is made only after a student has been admitted to UCLA and completed the SLR.

The SLR is an opportunity to provide proof of California residence for tuition purposes. Requested supporting evidence may include financial records, registrations, and IDs. The form includes specific submission instructions as well as information on establishing residence, financial independence, residence rules, exemptions, and more.

UC has temporarily amended certain residence requirements. A summary of the temporary changes can be found on the UC residence website.


New students and re-admitted graduate students: Submit the form to the appropriate admitting office as instructed on the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR).

Graduate students returning from leave of absence and re-admitted undergraduates: Submit the completed form in person or by mail to a residence deputy in the Registrar’s Office.

In compliance with COVID-19-related safer-at-home orders, Registrar forms cannot be accepted in person at this time. If the service is not available online, send the form by e-mail instead. Contact Registrar’s Office units by e-mail or through the MyUCLA Message Center with questions.