Residency Requirements

Delegates in all level events must meet EPIC’s residency requirements. Delegates must live, work, go to school, own property, be a citizen of, or have documented heritage from the city, county, state, region, and/or nation they want to represent. Upon request of the pageant office, a minimum of one of the following listed items must be provided by the applicant to establish residency eligibility for a given pageant. The documents must display the name of the applicant or the applicant’s legal guardian and be valid on the date of application to the pageant:

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • State or Government issued ID card
  • Employee ID cards issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, municipality, or nation.
  • Military identification
  • School report card in the applicant’s name, indicating physical attendance in one or more classes, and that the school is in that state.
  • School registration showing that the applicant is enrolled to physically attend one or more classes at that school and that the school is in that state.
  • Utility bill
  • Public aid ID card
  • Lease or rental contract of residence
  • Mortgage documents of the residence
  • Residence deed
  • Voter registration card
  • Relocation orders (PCS or TDY) from a branch of the United States Armed Forces or foreign services.
  • To represent a nation other than that of your current residency at the International level, you must provide a passport, birth certificate, or other legal documentation establishing citizenship or heritage.
  • Other bona fide documentation of residency, submitted by the applicant and subject to review and approval.

EPIC shall be the sole judge and determinant of an applicant’s residency. If the applicant, or actual contestant, cannot supply the necessary documents to show residency, then the application may be refused, participation may be denied, fees will not be refunded, and/or titles and awards will be revoked. Are not permitted to continue to represent EPIC.

An applicant whose custodians reside in different states/nations, and have a written joint legal custody arrangement, shall have the option of registering in either state/nation. However, the applicant may participate in only one state/national level event per year.

Emissary Pageants International Congress

Where Unshakeable Confidence, Sisterhood, Service, and Leadership come together!