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Lawful Presence for US Citizens

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have submitted a FAFSA form and you are a US citizen, you will be automatically be verified so you do not need to complete the Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States form.

If you have not submitted a FAFSA form, students who are U.S. citizens can complete the Lawful Presence form online.

If you are unable to access your MyCharleston account, please complete the Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States form (PDF) and deliver the original, with a photocopy of your proof document, in person or by mail, to the Registrar's Office.  Please allow 5-7 business days to process this form.