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International Student & Scholar Services

Letter Requests

The ISSS office can only write letters for students and scholars at SMU under the F or J visa. Letter requests may take up to 5 business days to process.

Please have your I-20 or DS-2019 available while preparing your letter request.

THEN FOLLOW THE NEXT STEPS:
  1. Go to FILE and CHOOSE DOWNLOAD (Do not edit letter unless you have opened a word document).

  2. OPEN the document in Microsoft Word.

  3. SAVE LETTER USING YOUR LAST NAME, FIRST NAME AND SMU ID.

  4. EDIT the letter with your information
    SEVIS NUMBER: Number located in the upper right hand corner of your I-20/DS-2019
    DATE OF EXPECTED COMPLETION OF PROGRAM - section 5 of your I-20/Section 3 on your DS-2019.

  5. SAVE the CHANGES.

  6. EMAIL the saved document to isss@smu.edu

  7. We will email you when your letter is signed and ready for pick up.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW OF THE LETTER THAT YOU NEED AND OPEN IT OR COPY/PASTE IN A NEW TAB