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Request a Letter

This page allows F-1 or J-1 international students to request special letters from the Office of International Programs to invite dependents or visitors.

If you wish to have a confirmation of your enrollment, please print out an Enrollment Verification through CampusConnection. You do not need a separate letter from the OIP confirming your enrollment at NDSU - your I-20 or DS-2019 already lists the needed information. Be sure to get your I-20 signed if you are leaving the country - signatures are only valid for the past year upon re-entry. J-1 students will need a travel validation signature at the bottom of their DS-2019, and signatures are also valid only for 1 year for J-1 students. If you are a J-1 student whose DS-2019 was not issued by NDSU, you will need to contact your sponsor for a travel signature.

F-1 students may request the following types of information in an OIP letter:

  • Invitation letter: Inviting a family member to visit you from overseas on a tourist visa
  • Invitation letter: Inviting your spouse or child(ren) to come here as F-2 or J-2 dependents (please see this page for more information on bringing dependents to the United States)

Please note:

  • This form is only for F-1 or J-1 students currently enrolled at NDSU.

Please allow ONE week for processing of all OIP letters. And, if you are travelling outside the U.S., make sure you bring in your I-20 or DS-2019 for a signature for your re-entry to the U.S.

Letter Request Form

1) Your name

(This number is found on Page 1 of your I-20 or DS-2019, in the upper right-hand corner and begins with an N)

If you are a graduate student,




2) What type of invitation letter are you requesting?
Please check all that apply:
3) Name Information
If you are inviting someone to visit you on a tourist visa, enter their information below:

Other person(s) - Please include:
1) Their name (Format: First name and Family/Last name)
2) Person's relationship to you - examples: grandparent, sister, uncle, cousin, friend.


4) Other information





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Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7895 - Fax: +1 (701) 231-1014
Campus address: Memorial Union 116
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave / Memorial Union 116, Fargo, ND  58102
Page manager: International Student and Study Abroad Services

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:19:32 AM