Letter Requests

Applying for a Social Security Number

When applying for a U.S. Social Security number, you will need a letter from OISS confirming your Yale related immigration status and employment eligibility.  This letter is available at the OISS front desk.

Enrollment Verification

Students may request an Enrollment Verification Letter from the Registrar of your school.  Please follow these instructions.

Employment Verification

You may request a letter confirming your employment at Yale by emailing employee.services@yale.edu.

Invitation Letter for a Family Member

The U.S. Department of State has informed us that it is not necessary or even useful to present a letter of invitation from Yale when your parents, siblings or other family members are applying for a U.S. tourist visa. Guidance on assisting your family member’s application for a U.S. tourist visa can be found here.

Courier Services

Need to have OISS send you an immigration document? Choose a courier service below for specific instructions:

UEMS

study.eshipglobal.com

How it works:
  1. User creates a request.
  2. User pays by Credit Card, Paypal or Wire Transfer.
  3. OISS processes and ships the package.
  4. Carrier picks up and delivers .

Any problems, call UEMS at 1-800-816-1615

NOTE: If you are unable to complete a shipping label, you may make alternative arrangements with a local Yale affiliate (friend, department administrator, school admissions or registrar office) to come to OISS, pick-up the document, and ship it to you. Please inform OISS of the details if you plan to have the documents picked up at OISS so that we can have them ready.

UPS

www.ups.com

Destination
Instructions

International

  1. Click “New User.”
  2. Click “Create an Account.”
  3. Click “Create a Shipment.”
  4. Complete and print label – scan or email the label to oiss@yale.edu.
  5. Keep label for your records so you are able to track your document.

Domestic
(within the U.S.)

  1. Click “Shipping.”
  2. Click “Create a Shipment.”
  3. Click “Ship as Guest” or “Register for an account.”
  4. Create an account (optional) or “Create a one-time credit card shipment.”
  5. Complete shipping information.
  6. Save label as PDF and email to oiss@yale.edu.
  7. Keep label for your records so you are able to track your document.

Any problems, call UPS at 1-800-742-5877

NOTE: If you are unable to complete a shipping label, you may make alternative arrangements with a local Yale affiliate (friend, department administrator, school admissions or registrar office) to come to OISS, pick-up the document, and ship it to you. Please inform OISS of the details if you plan to have the documents picked up at OISS so that we can have them ready.

FedEx

www.fedex.com/us/

Destination
Instructions

International

You will need to create an account and register.

How to create an account

  1. Click on “New Customer-Register Now”.
  2. Choose the option that you'd prefer.
  3. Complete registration.
  4. Create shipment & label.
  5. Save label as a PDF and email to oiss@yale.edu.
  6. Keep label for your records so you are able to track your document.

Any problems with making the label, call 1-800-463-3339 and a Fed Ex technical person will assist you.


Domestic
(within the U.S.)

  1. Click “Ship.”
  2. Click “Create Shipment.”
  3. Create an account (optional) or “Create a one-time credit card shipment.”
  4. Complete and print label – scan or email the label to oiss@yale.edu.
  5. Keep label for your records so you are able to track your document.

NOTE: If you are unable to complete a shipping label, you may make alternative arrangements with a local Yale affiliate (friend, department administrator, school admissions or registrar office) to come to OISS, pick-up the document, and ship it to you. Please inform OISS of the details if you plan to have the documents picked up at OISS so that we can have them ready.