Verification of Status Request

If you plan to obtain a driver’s license, state identification (ID) card, US bank account, or a new visa, you may request a Status Verification Letter.  The Status Verification Letter is available to Marshall University students and scholars in valid F-1 or J-1 status.


  • If you are a newly arrived student, please be sure to wait 10 business days from the date of your check-in with the Office of International Student Services before requesting a letter.
  • If you are a currently enrolled student, please be sure that you are meeting all registration requirements prior to requesting a letter.
  • If you have graduated and are applying for OPT, the USCIS must first receive your case before applying for a driver’s license.  You must be prepared to present your I-797 Receipt Notice at the DMV.


To request a Status Verification Letter, please submit a form online at:

Verification of Status Letter


Processing times for Status Verification Letters is 2-3 business days.  You will receive email notification to your Marshall University email account once the letter is prepared.  If you do not receive notification in a timely manner, please contact the Office of International Student Services at

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