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International Student Letter Request Form

The International Center will issue letters for students to request a driver’s license, apply for a social security number, invite family members to come to Winthrop for a graduation ceremony, etc.  In order for the International Center to issue a letter on your behalf, we require that you have a valid I-20 or DS-2019 form and be either a student in good standing at Winthrop or have valid work authorization as part of Optional Practical Training. 

Please note:
  • If you plan to visit the DMV you will be asked for either a social security card or a letter from the Social Security Administration stating you are not eligible for a social security card in order to apply for your driver’s license.  If you do not have a social security card you will need to visit the Social Security Administration to request the letter stating you are not eligible for the social security card.   
  • To apply for a Social Security Card you must have a job offer from an office on campus.  This office must write a letter for you stating that they are hiring you to work in their office.  Once you have the job offer letter, you will then request a letter for the Social Security Administration from the International Center.  You must show your job offer letter to the International Center to retrieve your Social Security letter.  You will also need to show the job offer letter at the Social Security Administration office when applying for your social security card as well. 

Please indicate the type of letter requested (check one):

Letter for the DMV (for driver’s license)                                    
Letter for the Social Security Administration
Letter of Invitation for Family Members                          

A. Students Personal Information:

Student Name:
Program of Study:        
I-20 or DS-2019 Expiration Date:
Current Local Address:
Telephone Number:         
Email Address:  

B. For Family Invitation Letter only: 

Please provide the information below for each family member that you would like to invite to visit Winthrop.  We provide one letter for each family member being invited to Winthrop.  You should submit an additional request form for each family member.

Family Members Name:
Relation to you:
Country of Birth:
City of Birth:
Date of Birth:
Passport Number:
Date of Passport Expiration:
Address in Home Country: 

If you have any questions please contact the International Center.

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International Center
701 Oakland Avenue
218 Dinkins Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2340 (fax)
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