Establishing Residency

Learn about establishing residency

Change of Residency

When a family moves during the school year the parent or guardian must submit a Change of Address Form to the Student Placement office within five school days of changing residence.

Download the Change of Address Form: English (PDF) /  Spanish (PDF) / Chinese (PDF)

Moving Outside Current Attendance Area but Within the District: If the move is outside of the current school attendance area but within the Bellevue School District and the parent or guardian wants the student to remain at current school they must fill out a Transfer Request Form within five school days of the move and return it to the Student Placement office. The Transfer Request will be subject to Policy 3120 and Procedure 3120P.

Moving Outside the District: If the move is outside the Bellevue School District and the parent or guardian wants the student to complete the school year, they must submit a Bellevue School District Interdistrict Transfer Application to studentplacement@bsd405.org and a Choice Transfer Request to the resident school district within five school days of the move. The Interdistrict Transfer Application will be subject to Policy 3141 and Procedure 3141P.

Moving in Summer: If a family moves  during the summer the parent or guardian will inform the Student Placement office. If the move is within the District, residency must be established at the new address prior to school starting. If the move is outside the District, nonresident paperwork must be submitted (as described above in Moving Outside the District) and approved for enrollment at the school to continue in the upcoming school year.


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.