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Request Status Verification Letter

This form allows students to request a letter from our office verifying they are a student at Northwestern University and that they are in compliance with immigration requirements. Students who are unable to retrieve their letter from the OISS office may request their letters be shipped to them directly via eShipGlobal.

Processing time & pick-up:

Current processing time for an immigration status verification letter is one week.

  • Letters can be picked up at the OISS front desk during regular office hours.
  • An email notification will be sent when the letter is ready for pick-up.
  • We can also send a PDF version of the letter by email attachment upon request. Please note the PDF email attachment will not have the OISS seal. 

To request your letter be shipped via eShipGlobal, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Request your letter below.
Step 2: Create a shipment on eShipGlobal. Specify document type (status verification letter)
Step 3: The OISS office will send the document after receiving your shipping request on eShipGlobal. Shipping charges are incurred directly by the student.


To request this letter, please fill out the following information: