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

OIA remains open to serving the international student and scholar community at the University of Chicago virtually, but is closed to in-person services. 

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


OIA FAQ's on coronavirus updates

Below are answers to frequently asked immigration related questions specific to the University’s need to adapt procedures and policies to address the significant public health concerns associated with COVID-19. We will continue to update this page with immigration related questions as they come up.

If you have other questions and concerns, please email your designated OIA adviser. We will answer all email and telephone inquiries as quickly as possible.

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The University continues to monitor developments around the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

For the most updated information related to COVID-19: https://coronavirusupdates.uchicago.edu/

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Travel Ban Update - New Countries Added

On January 31, 2020, President Trump signed a presidential proclamation suspending certain immigrant visa issuance to foreign nationals from several countries, with some exceptions. Immigrant visas allow persons to enter the U.S. as permanent residents (green card holders). Nonimmigrant visas (e.g., F-1, J-1, H-1B) are not impacted by the latest presidential proclamation.

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