FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT UNDERGRADUATE STUDY AT UWI

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ENROLLMENT STATUS, VISA AND INCOME TAX STATEMENT LETTERS

What is a status letter? How can I obtain one?
A Status letter verifies that you are/were a registered student at the University for a given period. It includes the programme of study for which you are/were registered.  Such a letter can be used for income tax purposes, renewal of visas etc.

A Status Letter Request Form can be downloaded from https://sta.uwi.edu/onlineforms  You may also collect and apply for a status letter at the Customer Service Centre, The Lloyd Braithwaite Student Administration Building. Processing time: two (2) working days from drop off date.

 

Procedure for Status Letter Requests:

  • Complete and return the status letter request form with the receipt/cheque payment to: The Customer Service Representatives, Ground Floor, The Lloyd Braithwaite Student Administration Building OR FAX to Student Affairs (Admissions) at 1 (868) 645-4611.
  • The cost per status letter is TT$30.00 and payments can be made at The Cashier, Bursary, Ground Floor, The Lloyd Braithwaite Student Administration Building/The Cashier, Bursary, Ground Floor, Main Administration Building OR By International Money Order, Certified Cheque made payable to: The University of the West Indies.

 

  • RUSH/Same Day requests can be made at an additional cost of TT$30.00 and will be ready for collection by 4:00 p.m. on the same day if requested before noon.

Special conditions apply:

  • Requests cannot be processed if a student has any type of  HOLD on his/her account e.g. AR (Accounts Receivable), Immunization/Medical, Library fine, Dean’s/Registrar’s Holds. Please contact Student Accounts, Bursary, at 1 (868) 662 2002 Exts 83380/83381/83379 to resolve Accounts Receivable (AR) Holds prior to submission of request.

 

How do I apply for a letter/statement for income tax purposes?
This is the same as a Status Letter.  A status letter request form can be downloaded from http://sta.uwi.edu/onlineForms. The cost per copy is TT$30.00. You may also apply for one at the Customer Service Centre, The Lloyd Braithwaite Student Administration Building.  . Processing time: two (2) working days from drop off date

This letter would only verify that you are/were a registered student at the University for a given period.  Should you require a statement which gives fees or monies paid, you should request this letter from the Student Accounts Section, Bursary, The Lloyd Braithwaite Student Administration Building.

How do I apply for a visa letter?
A visa letter request form can be downloaded from: http://sta.uwi.edu/onlineforms You may apply for this at the Customer Service Centre, The Lloyd Braithwaite Student Administration Building.  Processing time: two (2) working days from drop off date.

 

Procedure for Visa Letter Requests:

  • You must produce your passport to the Customer Service Representative and provide a Host Name and Address in the country you propose to visit.
  • Complete and return the visa letter request form with the receipt/cheque payment to: The Customer Service Representatives, Ground Floor, The Lloyd Braithwaite, Student Administration Building OR FAX to Student Affairs (Admissions) at 1 (868) 645-4611.

 

  • The cost per visa letter is TT$30.00 and payments can be made at The Cashier, Bursary, Ground Floor, The Lloyd Braithwaite Student Administration Building, Lewis Avenue/ The Cashier, Bursary, Ground Floor, Main Administration Building OR By International Money Order or Bank draft or Certified Cheque made payable to: The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.
  • RUSH/Same Day requests can be made at an additional cost of TT$30.00 and will be ready for collection by 4:00 p.m. on the same day if requested before noon.

 

NOTE:

  • Visa Letters are not issued to students in their Final Year of study, or to part-time or Evening University students.
  • Requests cannot be processed if a student has any type of HOLD on his/her account e.g. AR (Accounts Receivable), Immunization/Medical, Library fine, Dean’s/Registrar’s HOLDS. Please contact Student Accounts, Bursary, The Lloyd Braithwaite Student Administration Building at 1 (868) 662 2002 exts. 83380/83381/83379 to resolve Accounts Receivable (AR) Holds prior to submission of request.


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