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Accepted Documentation for Proof of Legal Presence

If you are an U.S. citizen, please provide the Commission with an original or certified copy of one of the following documents:
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A birth certificate issued in or by a city, county, state, or other governmental entity within the United States or its outlying possessions
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A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad (FS-545, DS-135) or a Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (FS-240)
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A birth certificate or passport issued from:
        1. Puerto Rico, on or after January 13, 1941
        2. U.S. Virgin Islands, on or after February 25, 1927
       
3. American Samoa
       
4. District of Columbia
       
5. Guam, on or after April 10, 1898
       
6. Northern Mariana Islands, after November 4, 1986
        7. Swains Island
   
· An unexpired U.S. passport
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Certificate of Naturalization (N-550, N-57, N-578)
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Certificate of Citizenship (N-560, N-561, N-645)
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U.S. Citizen Identification Card (I-179, I-197)
 

The Commission will return your original or certified copy of your proof of U.S. citizenship via the United States Postal Service (USPS). However, the Commission cannot guarantee the USPS’s return of your document(s). If you obtain(ed) your birth certificate after the date of your victimization, the Commission will reimburse you for the cost of the birth certificate if your claim is approved. The Commission does not reimburse for passports.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must provide proof of legal presence. Submission of a copy of one of the following documents and subsequent positive verification in the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) system is proof of legal presence:
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I-327 (Reentry Permit)
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I-551 (Permanent Resident Card)
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I-571 (Refugee Travel Document)
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I-766 (Employment Authorization Card)
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Certificate of Citizenship
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Naturalization Certificate
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Machine Readable Immigrant Visa (with Temporary I-551 Language)
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Temporary I-551 Stamp (on Passport or I-94)
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I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record)
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I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) in Unexpired Foreign Passport
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Unexpired Foreign Passport
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I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status)
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DS2019 (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status)
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Documents not included in this list will be examined on a case-by-case basis

Your legal presence will be verified by the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) system.

Proof of citizenship or legal presence must be provided for the victim and the claimant if you are filing on someone else’s behalf.