Yes, but to obtain your ACH permit you must qualify as an Alaska resident and have lived in the state for more than 90 days. Service members must formally claim Alaska as their residency with the military and must process all paperwork by December 31 of the year before your “qualifying year.” Physical presence in Alaska is not, by itself, sufficient to establish residency. Applicants must provide proof of residency showing intent to remain indefinitely in Alaska. Alaska does not issue permits to non-residents.
Alaskan residency for members of the military.
Service members must formally claim Alaska as their residency with the military and must process all paperwork by December 31 of the year before your “qualifying year.”
- For example, if you want to qualify as a resident for 2022, your paperwork must go through by December 31, 2021.
- Service members must also take a second qualifying step before July 1 of their qualifying year. The same steps apply to the military as to the general public: register a vehicle, register to vote, obtain a state driver’s license, or purchase or rent an Alaskan home.
- The spouse of a service member must take the second qualifying step before January 1 of the qualifying year.
Here are the Alaskan requirements for proof of residency:
ACCEPTABLE PROOF (Provide a copy)
✔ An Alaska Driver’s License, ID, or Instructional Permit
✔ Voter Registration
✔Moving Household belongings to Alaska:
✔Moving Truck Rental Receipt
✔Receipt for moving boxes mailed to Alaska (USPS)
✔Receipt showing items shipped via the Alaska Ferry System
✔Excess baggage receipt (beyond the allowed limit) from Airline
✔Lease or rental agreement in applicant’s name, signed by the applicant; canceled rent checks or rental receiptsProof of Purchasing a home (mortgage statement, escrow papers)
✔Moorage/Boat Harbor fees for primary residence vessel
✔ Employment Proof (W2, paystub)
✔ Vehicle Registration (Automobile or Truck)
✔ State of Alaska benefits that require a claim of residency in Alaska (Senior Benefits, Chronic and Acute Medical Assistance, General Relief, Interim Assistance, Alaska Housing, Energy Assistance, Old Age Assistance)
✘ Employer-paid moving expenses
✘ Military provided housing
✘ Employer-provided housing
✘ Utility bills, bank statements, and mail with a home address
✘ Unemployment records
✘ Marriage license, hunting/fishing license, court records
✘ Motor home, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, watercraft registration
✘ Food Stamps, Medicaid, Denali Kid Care, Indian Health Services, WIC (Federal programs are not considered residency ties )