Visitor Visa Letter
Visitor visa letters are not required by US embassies to obtain a visa. In fact, the U.S. Department of State clearly states that such letters will not be taken into consideration at visa interviews. However, we realize that some students and scholars still like to provide these letters to family abroad. If you would like to obtain a support letter for your relatives, please visit ISSA in the Main Building, room 105. You will be asked to fill out a form letter with the following information for each visitor:
- Full legal name (as listed on passport)
- Relationship to yourself
- Country of citizenship
- Reason for visit and length of stay
Once an advisor signs the letter you will be able to send it to your relatives abroad.
For more than 50 years, International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) at the University of Notre Dame has paired international students with members of the local community, allowing participants to learn more about different cultures, traditions, and languages.
For the average incoming freshman, leaving friends and family to go to college for the first time is often an overwhelming experience. But for international students, these nerves and uncertainties are amplified, as they must travel longer distances and face an entirely new culture and language.
That’s where the Notre Dame International Ambassadors step in.