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. 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 held a Winter Break Travel Q&A session on Friday, December 18. The presentation slides are available here! A recording of this session is available here.

Phone: (773) 702-7752 
Address: 1427 E. 60th St. Chicago, Suite 251, Chicago, IL 60637 (MAP)
OIA is not available for in-person appointments at this time, but is available remotely.
Email: international-affairs@uchicago.edu

OIA has developed COVID-19 FAQs for both international students and scholars/employees. They can be found here:

Visit our virtual office by clicking below: 

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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.

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International Travel and COVID-19 Testing

To: International Students From: Nick Seamons, Director, Office of International Affairs, and Blake Wilcox, Executive Director, COVID-19 Testing Program  Subject: International Travel and COVID-19 Testing Date: November 6, 2020


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U.S. Dept. of Labor & Dept. of Homeland Security Release New Rules on H-1B, E-3, and PERM

UPDATE (December 14, 2020): A federal district court in the District of Columbia today set aside a fast-track Department of Labor regulation that significantly restructured the prevailing wage system for the H-1B, E-3 and H-1B1 nonimmigrant programs and PERM labor certification. The district court is the third to rule against the regulation in recent weeks.

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