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Welcome to the Office of International Affairs 

Phone: (773) 702-7752
Fax: (773) 702-3058
Address: 1427 E. 60th St. Chicago, Suite 251, Chicago, IL 60637 (MAP)

We are located inside of the Press Building on the second floor (suite 251).
Office hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am-4pm and Friday: 10:30am-4pm
Student walk-in hours: Monday - Thursday from 10am-1pm and 2-4pm

Methods of Contact

Email: international-affairs@uchicago.edu
In your email, please include: your full name, student ID#, and program/department

You are also encouraged to reach out to the adviser assigned to your school or program directly. Direct email and telephone numbers are listed below.

Other contact resources:
The Dean-on-Call is the University official responsible for providing referrals, information, and support to students during an emergency. To contact the Dean on Call call 773-834-HELP (4357). 

Please note: a lost or forgotten I-20/DS-2019, expired travel signature, or need for an updated copy of your I-20/DS-2019 does not constitute an emergency warranting contact with either the University of Chicago Police Department or the Dean on Call. Instead, you should contact OIA during business hours for assistance and next steps or visit the OIA Travel page.

For safety or medical emergencies, call University Police at 123 or 773-702-8181 or dial 911.

Visit our virtual office by clicking the image below:

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OIA Services

Walk-In Advising Hours for Students:
For quick questions (10 – 15 minutes), urgent issues, or to review your OPT application before mailing it to USCIS, no appointment is needed. Just stop by in person or call OIA during our walk-in advising hours: Monday to Thursday from 10am-1pm and 2-4pm.

You may request an appointment by contacting the adviser assigned to your school or program.

ITIN Applications:
By appointment only. Review the ITIN application page and visit the OIA staff directory to schedule an appointment with your International Student Adviser.

Front desk services:
By visiting OIA's front desk, you can obtain the following: 

  • Travel signatures
  • Signatures on Social Security letters for on campus employment
  • Replacement/reprint of I-20 or DS-2019
  • Document pick-up (you must present valid photo ID)

Services by Appointment Only
The following services are available by appointment only:

  • ITIN appointments
  • Notary Public services

View the OIA Staff Directory for names, contact information, and more!