Welcome to the Office of International Affairs 

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides advising services and supportive programming to the international community at the University of Chicago. Please reach out to your OIA adviser via email or by telephone. If you do not know who your adviser is, please visit the OIA Staff Directory

Phone: (773) 702-7752 
Address: 1427 E. 60th St. Chicago, Suite 251, Chicago, IL 60637 (MAP)
Email: international-affairs@uchicago.edu

Need a Travel Signature? 

You can always request a new I-20 or DS-2019 from OIA to be emailed to you via the Reprint Request Form

Upcoming OIA Office Closures

  • May 27, 2024 - Memorial Day Observance


USCIS Fee Increases 2024

On January 31, 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a Final Rule adjusting filing fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit applications.

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Premium Processing Expanded for Nonimmigrants Seeking a Change to F, M, J Status

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expanding premium processing for applicants filing Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, and seeking a change of status to F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, or J-2 nonimmigrant status. Online filing of Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, will also be available for these applicants, USCIS said.

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International Travel Information

Information for F1/J1 Students Traveling Abroad

International students in F1 or J1 status, and their dependents (F2 or J2), need the following to re-enter the U.S. after traveling abroad:

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