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The International Office provides various letters of support that you may need as an international

(non EU) undergraduate, Masters, Study Abroad or Exchange/Erasmus student.

The Letter Request Service is an online service. Letters will be issued in order of the office receiving the requests.  Please allow at least three working days before you recive notification to collect your letters. All letters must be collected from the Student Advice Centre (bring your student card as Identificaion) the only letters posted are the PPS letter and the letter to open a bank account.

(Update your Dublin address on your portal page).

Update your details: Please update your Ireland address and your next of kin details.

Log in here to the Letter Request Form using your DCU username and password.

Letters of Support

  • Bank of Ireland: This letter allows you to open a bank account with the Bank of Ireland on Campus only.

      • *You need to have a full current address in Ireland. To prove residency, the Bank requires that this letter be issued by post only.*

      • The address must match the address on your My Details via DCU Apps. We cannot issue a letter if the addresses do not match

      • Bring the letter plus envelope to the Bank. This will be accepted as proof that you are a resident of Ireland.

         
  • GNIB Registration:  This letter should be presented to the GNIB (immigration services) along with the other documents required. This letter is only valid for 7 days; please do not order the letter until you are ready to use it.

      • Students need to make an appointment with Immigration before requesting this letter as the document is only valid for 7 days. See here for how to make an appointment - https://burghquayregistrationoffice.inis.gov.ie/

  • Re-Entry: If you have a student visa and you want to travel abroad, you need this letter to re-enter Ireland. This letter is only valid for 7 days; please do not order the letter until you are ready to use it.

  • Embassy: This letter is for students who need a visa to enter other countries, please check with the Embassy of the county you want to travel to and they will confirm if you require a visa to enter.

  • PPS:  This letter confirms your address in Dublin and can be used to obtain your PPS number to allow you to work part-time while living in Dublin.

      • **You need to have a full current address in Ireland. To prove residency, the Department of Social Protection requires that this letter be issued by post only.**

      • The address must match the address on your My Details via DCU Apps. We cannot issue a letter if the addresses do not match. 

      • Bring the letter plus envelope to your nearest Intreo (Social Welfare) Office. This will be accepted as proof that you are a resident of Ireland.

  • Work Availability: This letter confirms you are a student in DCU and that you are permitted to work for 20 hours per week during term time and full time on Academic Holidays.

  • Confirmation of Attendance:  This letter confirms you are a registered student in DCU for the current Academic Year.

  • Completion of Programme:  This letter confirms that you have successfully completed your programme in DCU.

  • Graduate Scheme:  This letter confirms that you have successfully completed your programme in DCU and you are permitted to work in Ireland for 1 year from the date you are issued with your final results on your portal page.

  • Graduate Invitation:  This letter should be submitted to the Irish Embassy to support a Visa application for 2 guests that you wish to invite to attend your graduation.

  • Comment Box:  If you have any special requests, please submit the details in our comment box.

  • Please note:  We do not issue letters related to fees. If you need a receipt of payment or a copy of an invoice please contact fees@dcu.ie