Below are the documents you MUST provide with your application

Documents for Part A

Please provide (2) of the following

  • U.S. Passport
  • Driver’s license or ID card
  • U.S. Military ID card
  • U.S. Military dependent’s ID card
  • U.S. Social Security Card
  • Original or certified copy of a birth certificate
  • U.S. citizen ID card (Form 1-197)
  • ID Card for use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form 1-179)
  • Certification of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545 or Form DS-1350)
  • Unexpired employment authorization document
  • ID document
  • Voter registration card
  • Tax bill
  • Utility bill
  • Voided check imprinted with name and current address
  • Bank statement
  • Government issued medical ID card showing name and current address
  • Valid vehicle registration showing name and current address
  • Current pay stub, imprinted with company name
  • Rent receipt, imprinted with the property management company or apartment building name
  • You must provide proof of your Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Submit a photocopy of one of the following: Any official or financial document reflecting SSN or ITIN, such as:
    • Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification card
    • W-2 Form with full SSN or ITIN
    • SSA-1099 Form with full SSN or ITIN
    • Non-SSA 1099 Form with full SSN or ITIN
    • 1098 Form with full SSN or ITIN
    • Bank, loan, or financial documents with full SSN or ITIN
    • Paystub with full SSN or ITIN

Part A: For Applicants Who Are or Were Farmers or Ranchers

To document that you owned your farm or ranch, you must submit at least one of the following:

  • Deed
  • Property tax records
  • Producer farm report indicating OWNER

To document the location of your farming or ranching operation, it is sufficient to provide the FSA Farm Number (Question 3), FSA Farm Tract Number (Question 3) or FSA Farm Loan Number (STEP 4).

If you don’t have any of those, you may submit at least one of the following:

  • Deed
  • Property tax records
  • Lease
  • Marketing or other business materials that include the name of the operation and its address
  • Land Survey

To document that you had a farming or ranching operation, it is sufficient to provide the FSA Farm Number

(Question 3), FSA Farm Tract Number (Question 3) or FSA Farm Loan Number (STEP 4).

If you don’t have any of those, you may submit:

  • Lease that demonstrates farm operation
  • IRS 1040 Schedule F
  • State Agricultural Land Valuation documentation
  • Statement under penalty of perjury from a non-family member who knew you were a farmer at the
  • Time of the discrimination, describing your operations and how they have knowledge of your
  • operation
  • Documentation of membership in farm organizations
  • Financial records (bills, receipts for supplies or equipment, evidence of farm program participation,
  • evidence of payment to the farm by third parties)
  • Records reflecting farm ownership from third party farm supplier

Part A: If You or The Original Borrower Participated in Direct Lending

To document your participation in USDA Farm Lending if you do NOT have an FSA Farm Loan number, you
must provide at least one of the following:

  • Loan documentation (e.g. USDA loan application or agency letters indicating loan approval)
  • Promissory note that you signed at the beginning of the loan
  • Proof of loan payments made (canceled checks or bank statements showing payments were made)