Welcome to the Office of International Affairs 

The Office of International Affairs provides advising services and supportive programming to the international community at the University of Chicago.

Phone: (773) 702-7752
Address: 1427 E. 60th St. Chicago, Suite 251, Chicago, IL 60637 (MAP)
We are located in the UChicago Press Building on the second floor (suite 251).
Email: international-affairs@uchicago.edu

Office hours: Monday-Thursday: 9am-4:30pm and Friday: 10am-4:30pm 
Student walk-in advising hours: Monday-Thursday from 10am-1pm and 2-4pm


University Monitoring Coronavirus

The University is monitoring the public health situation relating to a novel strain of coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. 

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OPT Processing Delays with USCIS

USCIS currently reflects OPT processing time to take between 2.5–5 months from date of submission to approval and EAD receipt. To date, we have seen cases where students have received approvals in 100-115 days, and others that have taken nearly all 5 months to be processed and approved. We completely understand how difficult this can make your life as you navigate this uncertainty and have to communicate and renegotiate start-dates on job offers.

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OIA Warning: USCIS and Other Immigration Related Scams

SCAM ALERT - Government officials (either U.S. or international) will never call you! Beware scammers and imposters calling from recognized government numbers claiming you are in violation of your immigration status, social security status, etc., and asking you for money. Please review the information carefully and contact OIA any time you have any questions about your immigration statuses or requests you receive.

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