Welcome to the Office of International Affairs
Our Mission: The Office of International Affairs is dedicated to enhancing a vibrant international community and to fostering cross-cultural experience. We welcome, support and strengthen diversity through advocacy and holistic service. Enriching connections is our goal.
- Methods of Contact
- OIA Office Hours and Location
- Front Desk Services
- OIA Staff
- Director & Associate Director
In your email, please include:
your full name
your student ID #, if you are a student
your department, and
a description of your request.
Phone: (773) 702-7752
Fax: (773) 702-3058
Skype: Student advisers are available to meet over Skype by appointment. Send your appointment request and Skype ID to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Appointments: Due to the nature of immigration work, we are generally unable to see students and employees on a walk-in basis. Appointments are strongly encouraged if you need to meet with an adviser or require a service not offered by the Front Desk. Please call or email the front desk to request an appointment with your adviser.
ITIN Applications: By appointment only. Please contact the front desk to request an ITIN appointment.
Our front desk receptionist is happy to assist you with scheduling an appointment with your adviser and offering the following services. Do note that our receptionist cannot provide you with immigration advice or answer immigration questions, as her role is strictly administrative. You must to connect with our adviser for answers to immigration questions or advice.
- Letters of full-time enrollment
- Travel signatures
- Signatures on Social Security letters for on campus employment
- Replacement/Re-print I-20 or DS-2019
- I-515A processing and mailing
- Appointment scheduling
- Application drop-off (extensions, work authorization, reduced course load, etc.)
NOTE: All visitors picking up a document must present a valid, government issued identification, such as UChicago ID, U.S. Driver's License, or passport.
The following services are available by appointment only:
- Individual advisement and answers to immigration questions beyond what is on the website
- ITIN appointments
- Notary Public services
- OPT application review