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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OIA is not available for in-person appointments, but is available remotely. 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.
OIA has developed COVID-19 FAQs for both international students and scholars/employees. They can be found here:
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Geographic COVID-19 Proclamations Affecting Entry from Certain Countries
The following COVID-19-related presidential proclamations limit travel to the United States by individuals who were present in certain countries during the 14-day period prior to their planned entry to the United States.
CDC Order Requiring all Passengers on U.S.-Bound Flights to Have COVID-19 Viral Test
On January 12, 2021, the U.S.
Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak
Updated January 4, 2021 - President Trump extended the proclamation suspending entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals in certain work visa categories (including the H-1B, L-1, and dependent classifications) to March 31, 2021. The ban was originally set to expire on December 31, 2020. Foreign nationals are still exempt from the nonimmigrant proclamation if they were in the U.S. on June 24, 2020; or held a valid visa in one of the restricted categories on June 24; or hold a valid advance parole or other U.S. travel document.