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Can I apply for an SBA 7(a) small business loan through NEWITY if I am not a U.S. Citizen?

Yes, lawful permanent residents (LPR) of the United States are eligible to apply and receive SBA financing through NEWITY’s SBA 7(a) small business loans program.  

When you reach the Owner Details screen of the 7(a) application, simply select the dial next to I have Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status. Once the dial is selected, the USCIS Registration Number field and Country of Citizenship field will appear.  

In the USCIS Registration Number field, enter your USCIS Registration Number exactly as it appears on your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). In the Country of Citizenship field, enter your country of birth exactly as it appears on your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). 

The initial required individual documents for an LPR are as follows: 

  1. Copy of Permanent Resident Card (Front & Back)
  2. Form I-9  
  3. USCIS Verification & Authorization Letter 

Please note that once your application is submitted, your assigned Relationship Manager will provide you with the USCIS Verification & Authorization Letter for you to complete. Please physically sign this form with ink and return to your assigned Relationship Manger. 

If you are not a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, unfortunately you are not eligible for SBA financing.