Acceptable Documentation for U.S. Citizens
– A copy of your U.S. Passport, signed on the line which reads “Signature of Bearer”
– A copy of your U.S. Certificate of Citizenship or U.S. Certificate of Naturalization. This must be signed in two places: on the photo itself and also on the line which reads “True and Complete Signature of Holder.”
– A copy of your U.S. Passport card.
– If you are a U.S. Citizen who was born in the U.S., you may provide a copy of your Birth Certificate.
– If you were born abroad and at least one parent (adoptive of biological, with legal custody of you) became a U.S. Citizen before you reached the age of 18, you are probably a naturalized citizen under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. Nevertheless, to establish eligibility for federal financial aid you must provide a signed U.S. Passport, a U.S. passport card, or a signed U.S. Certificate of Citizenship. If you have applied for but have not yet been issued a U.S. Passport or U.S. Certificate of Citizenship, you must provide a statement attesting to that fact. In that case, you must also submit ALL of the following documents: a written explanation of your status, a copy of your legal parent’s signed U.S. Passport or signed Certificate of Citizenship, and a copy of the front/back of your U.S. Permanent Resident Card, if in your possession. If you enroll at Boston University, either during orientation or your first week of classes, you will be required to present in person your recently obtained signed U.S. Passport of U.S. Certificate of Citizenship.