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Verification Documents

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PHB staff will provide guidance when applicants reach the verification stage. See examples of types of verification documents used for the N/NE Preference Policy Waitlist.

PHB may require a waitlist applicant to provide up to three verification documents, one from each list: A, B, and C. Documents must clearly show name and address.

List A – Applicant Identification

One type of photo ID from List A:

  • Photo ID
  • Passport
  • Foreign Passport
  • Permanent resident card
  • Green card
  • Military identification cards

List B – Applicant Proof of Address

One document from List B showing the applicant’s name and address. Other potentially valid documents may exist. Not limited to the examples listed below. If you have questions about where to find a document, contact us at the Preference Policy Helpline.

  • Bank documents
  • Court documents
  • Credit card documents
  • Credit reports
  • Current/Previous driver’s license
  • Household bills (lights, water, gas, electric bills, etc.)
  • Income tax records
  • Insurance documents (Car, life, renters, etc.)
  • Lease agreements
  • Marriage licenses
  • Membership registries
  • Military identification cards
  • Mortgage documents
  • Phone bills
  • Posted mail
  • School records
  • Paystubs
  • Vehicle registrations
  • Voter registration records
  • Cable or internet bill

List C – Ancestor Proof of Address

One document from List C showing the ancestor's name and address. Other potentially valid documents may exist. Not limited to the examples listed below. If you have questions about where to find a document, contact us at the Preference Policy Helpline.

  • Bank documents
  • Court documents
  • Credit card documents
  • Credit reports
  • Current/Previous driver’s license
  • Household bills
  • Income tax records
  • Insurance documents
  • Central library city directory records
  • Lease agreements
  • Marriage licenses
  • Medical bills
  • Membership registries
  • Military identification cards (if it provides an address)
  • Mortgage documents
  • Paystubs
  • Phone bills
  • Posted mail
  • Property deeds
  • Property tax records
  • Public benefit records
  • Applicant’s school records
  • Vehicle registrations
  • Voter registration records
  • Utility bills

Contact

N/NE Preference Policy Waitlist - Helpline

phone number503-823-4147Call or email the helpline for assistance. Staff are available to support and answer questions.
fax number503-865-3278