The Center for International Studies and Programs (CISP) issues letters of verification for international students with a F-1/J-1 visa needing to present official documentation of their immigration status and/or academic progress.
- Must be in F-1 / J-1 status.
- Must have Health Insurance hold cleared, as well as any other CISP registration hold.
- Must be enrolled full time at CSUSB, or have a Waiver Request form on file.
- Must be authorized by Center for International Studies and Programs.
- Review the eligibility requirements.
- Complete a Request for Documentation form and any other items needed.
- Submit completed form in person to CE-356 or via email.
- Pick up documents after five (5) working days or request to send by mail.
*Incomplete requests will cause a delay in the processing time.
List of Letters of Verification
|Type||Description||Additional Items Needed|
|Enrollment (Regular)||An enrollment verification letter verifies the student’s enrollment for a previous or current term.|
|DMV||In order to receive a driver’s license in California, the DMV office will request a letter of verification stamped by the school issuing the student’s I-20.|
|Tuition||International students are able to request a letter from our office stating the term and the tuition amount they have paid or will pay.|
|Social Security||A Social Security number is issued for employment only. The Social Security Administration will not issue a social security number to students that do not have a job offer.||Students must submit a job offer letter that has the following information listed with the request:
|Visa||Those students whose visas are about to expire can request a letter to verify their academic progress and their intent to continue as a student in the U.S.||Submit a Request for Concurrent Enrollment with the Office of Registrar (UH-171) and receive approved request form.|
|Concurrent Enrollment||With approval from the Office of the Registrar, international students can take classes in other colleges while they attend CSUSB. (Select the “other” category on the form and specify “concurrent enrollment”)||Submit a Request for Concurrent Enrollment with the Office of Registrar (UH-171) and receive approved request form.|
|Expected Graduation||An expected graduation letter is for students preparing to complete their program that need a letter stating the term they will be graduating.||File graduation check with the Office of Registrar (UH-171) or other documentation of expected graduation.|
|Family Invite||An expected graduation letter is for students preparing to complete their program that need a letter stating the term they will be graduating.||Biographical information form|
|Other||CISP staff can provide letters that are not listed on the request form with approval from the immigration specialists. Select the “other” category and explain in detail.|