As an international student looking for an apartment in Gainesville, it is likely that most apartments in Gainesville will want a few specific documents. We recommend you start gathering these documents 3 to 4 months before you start searching for apartments in Gainesville, as some of these documents may take a while to secure.
Here is a list of documents you will want to have in order to lease a Gainesville apartment:
- Copy of passport
- I-20 (you should have received this from UF)
- Social Security Number (SSN) – if you have one
- Proof of good credit history – this generally takes the form of a credit check. If you are unable to an acceptable credit history going back at least 2 – 3 years, be prepared to have a Guarantor co-sign your lease and utility contracts.
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