Letter Requests

 

Letter of Invitation Policy

A student may request an official letter from the Baylor ISSS Office that serves as an invitation for a student’s family member(s) or friend(s) to visit the U.S. Common reasons for the visit may include vacation, special event, graduation, etc. Students should allow at least five (5) business days to process an invitation letter.

Letter of Invitation Procedure

  1. A student must submit a letter request form to the Baylor ISSS Office.
  2. A DSO will review the information and determine if the student is in status.
  3. The DSO will then create the letter.
  4. The student will be contacted by email to come pick-up the letter.

 

 

Letter of Immigration Status Policy

A student may request an official letter from the Baylor ISSS Office that serves as a letter of good standing with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A student is considered “in good standing” when the student is currently in-status with USCIS. Students should allow at least five (5) business days to process a letter of good standing.

Letter of Immigration Status

  1. A student must submit a letter request form to the Baylor ISSS Office.
  2. A DSO will review the information and determine whether the student is in status with USCIS.
  3. The DSO will then create the letter.
  4. The student will be contacted by email to come pick-up the letter.

 

 

Letter of Temporary Study Policy

A student may request an official letter from the Baylor ISSS Office to present to another institution for temporary study during summer or minimester months. To qualify for this special situation, a student must be registered for classes at Baylor for the upcoming semester (after the summer break or minimester in which study occurs). A student’s options include winter break, spring break, or summer break.

Letter of Temporary Study Procedure

  1. A student must submit a letter request form to the Baylor ISSS Office with the name of the school that he or she will be attending and when he or she plans to attend.
  2. A DSO will review the information and determine if the student is eligible.
  3. The DSO will then create the letter.
  4. The student will be contacted by email to come pick-up the letter.

 

 

Letter for Social Security Office Policy

A student may request an official letter from the Baylor ISSS Office to present to the Social Security Office. This letter only applies to those who are working on-campus (graduate assistants, student workers, etc.) Students must also have a letter from the office/department that is employing them to take to the Social Security Office. Click HERE to get a template for your department/office to use. Students working on-campus do not have to wait for their Social Security Card to begin working but should apply for it as soon as possible. For students who are beginning their first semester of study at Baylor, due to processing times, students should not apply for their Social Security Card until 30 days after they begin classes. (Note: For those pursuing CPT or OPT, you will need a letter from your employer - no letter from the ISSS Office is required). For instructions on how to get a Social Security Card and the necessary documents, please go to the following link: Social Security Website and then scroll down to the section “How to Get a New, Replacement, or Corrected Card”, and click on the “Learn what documents you need” box. On the next page in the left column, select “Noncitizen” under the “Citizenship of the person the card is for” heading.

Letter for Social Security Office Procedure

  1. A student must submit a letter request form to the Baylor ISSS Office.
  2. A DSO will review the information and determine if the student is fully registered and has already been approved to work on-campus.
  3. The DSO will then create the letter.
  4. The student will be contacted by email to come pick-up the letter.

 

 

Letter for Special Requests Policy

A student may request a letter for a special circumstance and the Baylor ISSS Office will work with the student to provide the necessary information within the institution’s authority to do so.

 

Letter for Special Requests Procedure

  1. A student must submit a letter request form to the Baylor ISSS Office.
  2. A DSO will review the information and determine if the institution can legally provide the necessary documentation.
  3. The DSO will then create the letter.
  4. The student will be contacted by email to come pick-up the letter.