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Letter Requests

Definitions

Status letter. A letter that verifies a student’s status. ISSS can only issue the following four types of status letters:

  • Driver’s license/State ID letter. Verifies student’s status for ID issuance purposes.
  • Bank letter. Verifies student’s status for banking-related purposes.
  • Invitation letter. Verifies student’s status for guest visa issuance purposes.
  • Visa renewal letter. Verifies student’s status for visa renewal purposes.
Documents To Be Submitted:
  • Request for Letter Form

Process

Submit the Request for Letter Form at least three weeks before its intended use. Your letter will be printed on official school letterhead and include an ISSS staff member’s signature. Letters cannot be modified to include information that cannot be verified by ISSS through University resources. You will be notified by e-mail when the letter is ready.

Note: Status letters will not be issued for students who have not attended International Student Orientation. Additionally, driver’s license/state ID letters will not be issued for students who have not attended University of Dayton’s Driver and Pedestrian Safety Seminar.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to issue a status letter?

Processing time depends on the volume of work and time of year. The beginning (August, January) and end of each semester (December, April) is usually a peak time for letter requests. During non-peak times, your request should be fulfilled within three business days. You will be notified by e-mail when the letter is ready.

The letter does not include as much information as I would like. Can you edit it?

No. These letters are standardized and have been in use for years. If the letter is not being accepted for its intended use, it is probably an issue on the receiver’s end – not ISSS. Sometimes, a copy of your course registration, an unofficial transcript, or other documents will satisfy these requests. These documents can be easily accessed online through Porches.