ISSS No longer Issues Letters of Certification (LOCs) or Letters of Invitation (LOIs)

The ISSS is no longer issuing Letters of Certification (LOCs) or Letters of Invitation (LOIs). Please be aware these letters are not required by the US Embassy or Consulate to obtain a visa. However, if you would still like to provide documentation to an embassy for yourself or others, please take note of the following:

Letter of Certification: If you need proof that you have maintained your enrollment at Binghamton University, you can make that request online through the Office of Student Records (formerly the Registrar's Office). Please follow the instructions on their website.

Letter of Invitation: If you would like to invite your family/friends to visit you, you can write the invitation letter yourself! Invitation letters are not required by the US Embassy or Consulate to apply for a tourist visa. However, if you wish to provide a letter, it should include the following:

For more information on applying for a tourist visa, please visit the following site: U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs