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Is a U.S. citizen residing in a foreign country eligible for mortgage financing?

The borrower's present address must be within the U.S., U.S. territories, or an APO, FPO, or DPO military address located within the U.S. in order to obtain a credit report that is compatible with DU loan casefile requirements. Borrowers with foreign credit reports must be manually underwritten. 

If the lender relies on credit reports from foreign countries to document borrower credit histories, the credit report must meet the requirements and standards for domestic reports, and must be completed in English or include an English translation. (See B3-5.1-02, Determining the Representative Credit Score for a Mortgage Loan for information about credit scores in foreign credit reports.) 

For additional information, see B3-5.2-01, Requirements for Credit Reports

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