Letter requests must be completed with the below form and sent to the letter request inbox as a PDF.  Normal processing time is 5-7 business days.  Letters are provided as PDF documents to you by email, or hard copies can be made available for pickup at our front desk.  If you are outside of Gainesville and want your letter mailed by US postal service, please provide your mailing address.

F-1 Letter Request Form - submit to LetterRequests@ufic.ufl.edu

  • Verification of Student Status - Includes your Name, UFID, Country of citizenship, College/Department you are enrolled in, Major, Degree you are seeking, and will state you are registered and in good standing for the current semester.  This is included on all other letters.
  • Expense Letter - Includes estimated expenses for one semester, for the number of credits you are registered for, as entered on the request form.  These are not actual expenses you have paid; you would need to contact the Bursar’s office for a statement of your actual payment. If you require a raised or colored ink University Seal, please remember this process takes an additional 2-3 business days to complete.
  • Letter of Invitation - Please list the anticipated time period for the visit, no specific date needed.
  • Letter of Invitation for Graduation - Includes verification of student status and an invitation to attend your graduation in Gainesville.  If you want multiple letters for different people, please submit separate letter requests for each.  If you already received your degree and are planning to walk out-of-term, you must also obtain permission from your department and include with your letter request.

PLEASE NOTE: UFIC is not able to provide a letter verifying or detailing your academic/research program, such as a letter which describes your or your academic advisor/Principle Investigator's research. Please contact your academic department directly. If the letter requires verification regarding export-controlled technology or information, your academic department may contact UF Research Integrity at exportcontrol@research.ufl.edu for assistance.