United States Citizenship Details
Select your US citizenship status and country of citizenship, if applicable. If you have dual citizenship, indicate your second country of citizenship.
When selecting your status, consider the following definitions which are adapted from the US State Department:
- US Citizen: an individual who was born in the US or attained citizenship through naturalization.
- Permanent US Resident: an individual who holds a Green Card and is permitted to permanently live and work in the US.
- Temporary US Resident: an individual who is an alien – a nonimmigrant foreign national – who is approved to temporarily live in the US for a specific purpose (e.g., as a student), has a permanent residence abroad, and does not hold a Green Card.
- Non-resident: an individual who is a nonimmigrant foreign national and who is permitted to travel in the US for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less.
- None: an individual who has no US citizenship or visa (immigrant or nonimmigrant) status.
Note: to ensure applicants are entering consistent data for some questions, this application uses pre-populated answer options that are maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). For example, country answer options are derived from ISO 3166, which is the international standard for country codes and codes for their subdivisions.
If you are currently attending another US institution and have been issued a valid I-20 you want to transfer to VCU, enter your SEVIS ID.
If you currently have a US Visa, select Yes and enter all visa information. Please note that we cannot advise you on your visa status or any related details.
When selecting your visa type, consider the following definitions which are adapted from the US State Department. Note that this list is not all-inclusive. Refer to the US State Department for more information.
- B-1 Visitor: an individual who wants to enter the US temporarily for business.
- F-1 Student: an individual who wants to study at a US academic institution. This is the most common student visa type.
- H1-B Employee: an individual who wants to work in the US in a specialty occupation.
- J-1 Student: an individual who wants to study at a US academic institution. This is generally used for students in educational exchange programs (e.g., Fulbright Program).
- J-1 Teacher, Researcher, or Trainee: an individual who wants to teach at a US primary or secondary school, research at a US institution, or train in an occupational field at a US business.
- Refugee: an individual who is located outside of the US, is of special humanitarian concern to the US, demonstrates that they were persecuted or fear persecution due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, is not firmly resettled in another country, and is admissible to the US.
- Visa Waiver WB: an individual from a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) participating country that allows travel to the US for business stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.
- Visa Waiver WT: an individual from a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) participating country that allows travel to the US for tourism stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.
- Other: an individual who has received a visa type not listed. Note that this list is not all-inclusive and more visa types may be available in the application.