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Document Requests

​​​​​International Student and Scholar Services (ISS) issues several types of letters to support F-1 and J-1 visa holders at DePaul. Download the appropriate request form and read more below for instructions on how to request documents based on your visa type. After you submit your form, you will receive an email if your ISS advisor needs more information to process your request.

For F-1 Student Visa Holders

If you are an F-1 student visa holder, you can request most types of letters online by viewing the instructions at the link above. The following are examples of letters you may request: 

  • To verify your legal full-time F-1 status. 
  • To verify employment status for F-1 students on OPT. 
  • To verify full-time F-1 status for students enrolled in the English Language Academy (ELA). 
  • To verify your address to assist you in opening a bank account. 
  • To invite friends and family to attend your graduation ceremony. 

​Social Security Letters*
If you requested a Social Security Letter, please complete the following steps on this SSN letter instruction document​​​ and view a Sample Employment Letter​

*April 2020: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 response t​he Social Security Administration is not currently processing applications for Social Security Numbers. ​International students can legally be hired, complete hiring paperwork (I-9 compliance), begin work and be paid without a Social Security Number. Once the SSA reopens students should apply for their SSN and provide a copy to the university. 

Travel Signature/Re-print

Use the Travel Signature/ Re-Print Form​ to request a travel signature on your SEVIS form I-20 or request a reprint if you have lost it.

For J-1 Student Visa Holders (Issued by DePaul)

If you are a J-1 student visa holder with DS-2019 issued by DePaul University, please submit the form above to ISS. The following are examples of letters you may request:

  • To verify your legal full-time J-1 status.
  • To assist you in obtaining a Social Security Card (SSN).
  • To verify your financial resources to assist you in renting an apartment.
  • To verify your address to assist you in opening a bank account.
  • To invite friends and family to attend your graduation ceremony.

Travel Signature/ Re-print
Use this form (insert PDF) to request a travel signature on your SEVIS DS-2019 or request a reprint if you have lost it. 

For J-1 Student Visa Holders (Issued by IIE/Fulbright)

If you are a J-1 student visa holder with DS-2019 issued by Institute of International Education (IIE) / Fulbright, please submit the form above to ISS. The following are examples of letters you may request:

  • To verify your address to assist you in opening a bank account.
  • To invite friends and family to attend your graduation ceremony.

Travel Signature/Re-printIf your DS-2019 was issued by IIE/Fulbright, you will need to consult with your program sponsor for DS-2019 travel signatures and re-prints.

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