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).
OIA is open remotely to serve the international student and scholar community at the University of Chicago.
OIA has developed COVID-19 FAQs for both international students and scholars/employees. They can be found here:
U.S. Dept. of Labor & Dept. of Homeland Security Release New Rules on H-1B, E-3, and PERM
The U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Homeland Security released interim final rules on October 8, 2020, outlining changes to the prevailing wage process and narrowing eligibility criteria for certain employment-based visa categories.
Dept. of Labor (DOL) Rule: Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain
DHS Proposal to Replace Duration of Status
Updated October 5, 2020 - On Friday, September 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a rule to eliminate duration of status (D/S) for F-1 students and their F-2 dependents, and J-1 exchange visitors (including students, researchers/professors, and short-term scholars) and their J-2 dependents. Instead of being admitted to the U.S. for “duration of status” (D/S) as has been the practice for many years, the proposed rule would eliminate D/S, and individuals entering the U.S.
Updated ICE Guidance Released July 24, 2020
Earlier today the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released updated guidance and FAQs specific to F-1 international students continuing in academic programs, as well as providing clarification for our newly admitted incoming students.
Notable within the guidance: