Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of Attendance

1. FIND YOUR LETTER TEMPLATE

STUDENT LETTERS

You must be currently sponsored by UMass Amherst on a F1 or J1 student visa to request these letters. We DO NOT offer visa renewal letters.

  • DEGREE STUDENT CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: For use as part of tourist visa applications for countries other than the U.S., Massachusetts driver's license application supplements, confirmation of your full time student status at UMass Amherst, etc. 
  • DEGREE STUDENT STUDENT FAMILY INVITATION: For use by family members during their B1/B2 visa appointment during your studies at UMass.
  • EXCHANGE (NON-DEGREE) STUDENTSDrop off your enrollment verification forms for signature in 467 Hills South (IPO Main Office) or contact your IPO advisor.
  • UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE STUDENT GRADUATION INVITATION (Only available for request during the Spring semester): For use by family members during their B1/B2 visa appointment to attend your May Graduation Commencement.
  • GRADUATE DEGREE STUDENT GRADUATION INVITATION (Only available for request during the Spring semester): For use by family members during their B1/B2 visa appointment to attend your May Graduation Commencement. These requests are only processed by the Graduate Dean’s Office, request the request form by email or go to the Graduate Dean's Office in 514 Goodell.
  • STUDENTS ON OPT OR ACADEMIC TRAINING: Contact Beryl Tang for more information, include your full name and SPIRE number.

SCHOLAR LETTERS

You must be currently sponsored by UMass Amherst on a J1 scholar visa to request these letters. We DO NOT offer visa renewal letters.

  • SCHOLAR CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCEFor use as part of tourist visa applications for countries other than the U.S., Massachusetts driver's license application supplements, confirmation of your scholar status at UMass Amhersy, etc. 
  • SCHOLAR FAMILY INVITATIONFor use by family members during their B1/B2 visa appointment during your program at UMass Amherst.

2. UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • You CANNOT change the contents/wording structure of the first paragraph.
  • You must indicated the EXACT purpose of your letter in the second paragraph (Additional Remarks).
  • Any changes or additions to the letter should be made to the second paragraph.
  • Make sure ALL of the information in your letter is correct before you submit your request (i.e. spelling, dates, etc.)

​3. SUBMIT your letter(s) to Beth Bogdahn for processing, use subject line: Certificate of Attendance Request and attach all letters in MS word format. 


It will take 2-3 business days to process your request. You will receive an email once your letters are available for pick up at IPO.