International Students and Scholars Office

Clark students

Certified Letter Request

Certified Letters

The ISSO writes certified letters for specific purposes.  These include visa applications for you to visit a country other than your passport country, an application for a U.S. Social Security Number, and military deferrals.  If you would like ISSO to write a letter for one of these reasons, you can fill out a Certified Letter Request Form. Please fill out the form and email it to the ISSO office or Jessica Pelland. If you are requesting a SSN letter please follow these instructions on how the employer should submit their letter. Your letter will be ready two business days after you submit the completed form.  You will not receive any additional notification that your letter is ready.  On the third business day after submitting the form, please come to ISSO with your photo ID to pick up your letter.  If you need a letter to verify the fact that you are an enrolled student at Clark University, you should request an Enrollment Verificaiton letter from the Registrar's Office.

Invitation Letter

As of September 1, 2016, ISSO will no longer write invitation letters for friends or family planning to visit you while you are studying at Clark.  This is based on the Department of State published list of documents that are required for a Visitor (B) visa.  You can reference this information here

If you would like to have your parents attend your graduation and you would like to give them supporting documents to bring to their visa interview, you can give them the following documents:
- An Enrollment Verification letter issued by the University Registrar's office. This will be printed on Clark letterhead and have your anticipated graduation date on it.
- A copy of your immigration documents (passport, visa, I-20)
- (if available) A copy of your graduation announcement
- (optional) A brief personal invitation from you to your parents stating the anticipated dates of their visit, the date of your graduation ceremony, and your desire for them to attend the ceremony.

If you have questions or concerns about this new policy, please contact the ISSO office.