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Student- or Scholar-Initiated Requests

The applications listed below should be completed by the student or scholar and submitted to the ISSO or, where noted, requested at the ISSO.  Students and scholars should bring their original immigration documents with them to the ISSO when they submit any request.

These applications generally take five-ten business days to process.

Request for a Certificate of Enrollment

A Certificate of Enrollment verifies the time period a student has been enrolled in a program of study at Boston University.  It also verifies the student's major, school/college and date of completion or expected date of completion.  The request must be made in person at the ISSO.

Application for Letter of Invitation PDF

This request is for a letter that can be used by family members of a BU student or scholar when applying for a U.S. visitor's visa.  It is not required for the visa application, but may be helpful.

Application to Add a Dependent PDF

This ISSO form is required when requesting that the ISSO issue a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 for a student's or scholar's spouse or minor child(ren).

Application for Currency Exchange Letter PDF

This ISSO form is required when requesting that the ISSO produce a letter verifying your expenses so that you may apply for currency exchange.  This letter is required by some embassies before funds can be transferred to the U.S. to pay tuition and expenses.

NCAA Special Assistance Fund - ISSO Letter of Support

International student athletes applying for financial assistance from the NCAA must obtain a letter of support from their international student advisor. Click on the link above to learn how to request that letter from the ISSO.



Boston University
December 15, 2011

Boston University International Students & Scholars Office