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Lawful Presence Requirements

Effective January 1, 2012,  the Georgia “Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011” required all applicants for real estate licensure, or appraiser classification, Appraisal Management Companies, Instructors, and School Directors to submit to the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC):

(1) ) A “secure and verifiable document” for identification purposes as defined in O.C.G.A. §50-36-2


(2) A “signed and sworn affidavit verifying the applicant’s lawful presence in the United States” as required in O.C.G.A. §50-36-1.

Here is a link to a form that outlines what you need to send to us:

Link to GREC GREAB Lawful Presence Verification From

Who needs to meet this requirement?

*Any individual applying for a real estate license or an appraiser classification by taking a state examination at an AMP “Test Center will take this information with them to the Test Center as part of applying for the license after the exam is passed.

What if the information is not provided?

What if I have already provided the documents?