Requirement Description

New York Education Law permits individuals with United States Citizenship, Permanent Resident status or a valid DACA or similar relief from deportation status, to qualify for a Permanent, Professional or Teaching Assistant Level III certificate. To verify your Permanent Residence status, submit ONE of the following with your application:
  • A photocopy of your Permanent Resident Card ("Green Card") showing the front and back of the card
  • A photocopy of your United States Passport
  • A certified and sealed copy of a letter from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) verifying your Permanent Residence or United States Citizenship
  • A copy of a document that verifies your DACA or similar relief from deportation status. An example would be your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) card as issued by USCIS.