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Old 06-05-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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The title explains it. Just got me wondering because I always thought you did, but then I wonder how snowbirds from Canada do it.

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Old 06-05-2007, 07:21 PM
 
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I do have a green card and the only time I am ever asked for it, is when I start a new job. Never for renting, or even purchasing property.
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:44 PM
 
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I think all you need is an ID and maybe social security number if they do a credit check. No one's ever asked for my SS card but I think you have to write it down on the application.

I haven't been asked for a passport so I don't think apartment buildings would as for green cards. I could be wrong though but it doesn't logically make sense to me I guess.
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:52 PM
 
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No green cards are required to rent apartments. There are plenty of people living in this country legally who do not have green cards, on various sorts of visas (student, H1B, etc.) who are able to rent apartments. As was stated, an ID is required and most places request a social security number and perform a credit check as well. Even these minimal qualifications are at times waived in lower-end apartments.
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:55 PM
 
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Okay, but I'm talking about people with no Visa's either, as in just a Visitor. I know that millions of Canadians move south for the winter so I was wondering if a visitor is able to rent an apartment.
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:35 PM
 
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I can't imagine a visitor not being able to rent an apartment. You don't need proof that you are living in or visiting the States legally. All apartment complexes care about is getting paid.
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Old 06-06-2007, 12:05 AM
 
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This is probably one of those cases where someplace, somewhere, there is a law requiring it, but no one really knows for sure.

Officially I've never seen it, either on an "official" corporate apt, or a private party one. I guess if you looked extremely suspicious (and realistically that means Muslim to most Americans, I hate to say) someone might ask for something... usually people would be too scared they'd get sued for discrimination to ask.
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I require a SSN on the rental applications. I cannot run a credit check without it. I run credit checks on all applicants - it would be discriminatory on my end if I ran one person, but not another.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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ATTENTION PEOPLE!
IF you are trying to rent an apartment anywhere in the US now you will be asked to show copies of your Passport, VISA, I-94, and so on . All kinds of immigration documents will be asked. So be prepared. This is 2013 .
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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The title explains it. Just got me wondering because I always thought you did, but then I wonder how snowbirds from Canada do it.

Thanks.
You don't need a green card, but most places want a credit check. Sometimes you can get lucky and they might just look at the fact that you're foreign, have a job (VISA), and money. My girlfriend was on a VISA, no green card and she was able to find places that didn't require a credit check and took proof of a job/money instead. If you are just a rich person doing this, some places might just take a bank statement and accept you based on that alone. In the end, all they really care about is you paying your rent and not wrecking the place.
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