Step 3: Prepare Your Residency Documents
During enrollment, you will need to upload two residency documents.
All addresses on the documents must match the address that you are using to enroll.
Note: If you live outside of Bellevue SD attendance boundaries and are enrolling an approved nonresident student, you do not need to provide residency documents. But you do need to upload the Residency Verification Form.
2 of the following documents are required to establish residency
The documents must be recent – dated within the last 3 months.
TWO (2) DIFFERENT UTILITY BILLS for the same month will establish residency. (View example: two different utilities (same month) (PDF).)
OR the 2 items listed below will establish residency:
- 1 UTILITY BILL – Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Republic Services garbage bill, Xfinity cable bill, City of Bellevue water bill.
- 1 PIECE OF GOVERNMENT MAIL – Something that was sent through the US Postal Service.
- For government mail, most families find their car registration the easiest to send in, but we also accept a letter from Social Security, immigration, unemployment, health finder exchange, Department of Licensing, USPS Change of Address confirmation letter, or election ballot. Mail from the Bellevue School District does not qualify as “Government Mail.”
Please upload the following documents to establish residency
If you are leasing/renting, please upload the following:
- Your full, signed lease agreement (all pages up to the first signature page).
- Proof of lease payment as listed on the lease agreement (payment ledger, cashiers check or confirmation of electronic transfer).
If you’ve lived at your current address for more than a year, you may upload your most recent utility bill.
Click here for tips on how to obtain a pdf of your utility bill to upload.
If you own your home, please upload the following:
- Homeowner’s insurance policy declarations page
Please save copies of these documents in the same folder (i.e., desktop) on your computer where you saved your enrollment documents. Photographs from a smartphone are accepted if the image is readable.
If you are unable to provide residency documents – there are other options.