Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Getting to UMass Amherst

Information on transportation to and around UMass Amherst can be found here.

Social Security and ITIN

This page provides information on securing a national I.D. number for work purposes.

Certificate of Attendance/Invitation Letter

Certificate of Attendance Letters serve as proof of the student’s immigration status at UMass. More information can be found here.

Registry of Motor Vehicles

This page provides information and resources for obtaining a driver’s license and purchasing/registering a vehicle.


To receive documents by express mail you must use our eShipGlobal E-Form.

Outside Immigration Resources

This page provides a list of outside immigration resources.


Each year between mid-January and April 15, persons who have income in the United States (including international students and researchers) are required to file income tax returns.

Common Scams

This page contains a list of some common scams.

Help & Support

International students facing unforeseen financial hardships can apply for limited, one time support from a variety of sources on campus.