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Legal Residents/Visa Holders

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Legal Residents or Visa Holders Qualifications

The qualifications for immigrant or resident alien status are:

  • Individuals who are lawful permanent residents or refugees are eligible to establish domicile for Colorado residency.
  • Individuals who have received their Resident Alien Card are eligible to establish domicile for Colorado residency.
  • Individuals who have not yet received their Resident Alien Card, but have filed the Application for Adjustment of Status, are eligible to establish domicile for Colorado residency. In these cases, the date of this application will be used as the date the petitioner was legally able to establish a domicile in Colorado.

Visa Holders

The qualifications for non-immigrant aliens are:

  • Individuals classified as non-immigrant aliens by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services typically cannot establish domicile for residency purposes unless they are in Colorado for purposes other than education.
  • Visa-holders in the following categories are not eligible to establish Colorado domicile for residency purposes: F-1, F-2, H-3, M-1, M-2.
  • Visa-holders in the following categories are not eligible to establish Colorado domicile for residency purposes if the visa holder is in Colorado primarily to learn: H-4, J-1, J-2.
  • All other categories of visa-holders may be eligible to establish Colorado domicile for residency purposes.

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