The pre-qualification process allows you to determine the amount of loan you can borrow, and it’ll enable creditors to check the credit report to verify your financial position. Pre-qualification means that you have provided your loan officer with all the basic information that is important to determine the best loan program for you. After that, you have to get a preapproval. It means that your officer has all the necessary information to advance to the next process of underwriting. For preapproval, you may need several documents like photos, tax returns, and bank statements.