Purdue University Change of Citizenship Status

Due to recent world events and guidance from the State of Indiana about COVID-19, the Office of the Registrar currently is closed to walk-in visitors. Citizenship Update forms and supporting documents may be submitted via Filelocker, mail, or fax. If you are not familiar with Filelocker, it is a Purdue University approved temporary and secure storage system for sharing files and data. You can access Filelocker through OneCampus. Please upload your documents and share them with the Registrar Operations Administrator (user ID is “srumpke”). PDF is the preferred file format and if possible, please provide the documents together as a single zip file. For help with Filelocker, please click here.  Citizenship Update forms and documents are not accepted via email.

Students who have a change of citizenship may update their status with the University by submitting copies of their documentation to the Office of the Registrar in person, by fax, Filelocker or mail.  Change of citizenship forms and documents are not accepted via email.

To request a change in citizenship status, students must provide proof of that change by providing the following documentation:

  • A completed Citizenship Update Form, including signature and date. (AND)
  • PUID or other form of ID such as Driver’s License or Passport (AND)
  • Documentation of Citizenship change (provide one of the following, as applicable)
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Asylee: USCIS Form I-94 (Admission class of AY) with “USCIS Asylum Status Granted Indefinitely” stamp & date and signature of agent & Residence Code (A number)
    • Refugee: USCIS Form 1-94 (Admission class of RE) with stamped notation of refugee immigration status, which includes arrival date/ INS Number / Employment authorization

Changes to citizenship must be submitted no later than 15 business days after the first day of classes of the academic semester or session for which updates are requested.  All citizenship updates occurring after the deadline will go into effect for the next term enrolled.

Return form and all documents to:

Office of the Registrar
Purdue University
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040
Fax: (765) 494-0570

A change in citizenship status from International to Domestic will result in a residence reclassification to Non-Resident for tuition and fee purposes.  Students who believe that their circumstances meet the University’s definition of Resident would need to file an application for Residence Classification for Tuition and Fee Purposes.  That information is located at www.purdue.edu/registrar/residency.

Important Note:  International students who wish to make changes their Non-Immigrant Visa Status must do so through the International Students and Scholars Office.  More information regarding this type of change is located here: https://www.purdue.edu/IPPU/ISS/Student/changeStatus.html

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