Dependent Verification

Permissible Documentation

Dependent Type

Documentation

Spouse
Marriage certificate1 and most recently filed redacted2 tax return
Same-Sex Marriage or Civil Union
Certificate of marriage or civil union
Same-Sex Domestic Partner
Princeton University Affidavit of Domestic Partnership and supporting documentation
Biological Child Who Is Up to Age 26
Birth certificate3
Adopted Child
Legal adoption papers
Stepchild
Birth certificate, including names of biological parents, and employee’s marriage certificate
Legal Ward
Legal guardianship papers showing full financial support and custody responsibilities
Foster Child
Official placement papers
 
 
We reserve the right to request additional documentation as necessary. We prefer original documentation; however, copies of certificates are acceptable if information is legible.
 
1 Foreign nationals must provide current visa documentation showing marriage.
2 Redacted means that the Social Security numbers and all financial information should be blacked out.
3 Foreign nationals must provide current visa documentation showing date of birth of child.