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Welcome to the Office of International Affairs 

Our Mission: The Office of International Affairs is dedicated to enhancing a vibrant international community and to fostering cross-cultural experience. We welcome, support and strengthen diversity through advocacy and holistic service. Enriching connections is our goal.

Methods of Contact

Online Contact Form

Email: international-affairs@uchicago.edu

In your email, please include:

  • your full name

  • your student ID #, if you are a student

  • your department, and

  • a description of your request.

Phone: (773) 702-7752

Fax: (773) 702-3058

Skype: Student advisers are available to meet over Skype by appointment. Send your appointment request and Skype ID to international-affairs@uchicago.edu.

For emergencies when OIA is closed: contact the Dean on Call by calling 834-HELP (4357) or the University Police at 123 or 702-8181. 

OIA Office Hours, Location and Front Desk Services

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Office of International Affairs
1427 E. 60th St. Chicago, Rm 251
Chicago, IL 60637 

We are located inside of the  Press Building on the second floor.


Due to the nature of immigration work, we are generally unable to see students and employees on a walk-in basis.  Appointments are strongly encouraged if you need to meet with an adviser or require a service not offered by the Front Desk.  Please call or email the front desk to request an appointment with your adviser.

ITIN Applications:

By appointment only. Review the ITIN application page to learn how to book an ITIN appointment.

Front Desk Services Offered on a Walk-in Basis:

Our front desk receptionist is happy to assist you with scheduling an appointment with your adviser and offering the following services.  Do note that our receptionist cannot provide you with immigration advice or answer individual immigration questions, as her role is strictly administrative.  You must to connect with our adviser for answers to immigration questions or advice.

Walk-in Services:
  • Letters of full-time enrollment
  • Travel signatures
  • Signatures on Social Security letters for on campus employment
  • Replacement/Re-print I-20 or DS-2019
  • I-515A processing and mailing
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Application drop-off (extensions, work authorization, reduced course load, etc.)
  • Document pick-up
    NOTE: All visitors picking up a document must present a valid, government issued identification, such as UChicago ID, U.S. Driver's License, or passport.
Services by Appointment Only

The following services are available by appointment only:

  • Individual advisement and answers to immigration questions beyond what is on the website
  • ITIN appointments
  • Notary Public services
  • OPT application review

OIA Staff


Student Services Team

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International Student Adviser

Advises students in the Physical Sciences Division and the Divinity School, including non-degree visiting students

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International Student Adviser

Advises students in The Booth School of Business and the Graham School, including non-degree visiting students



International Student Adviser

Advises The College and College SAL/exchanges, School of Social Service Administration, and Pritzker School of Medicine, including non-degree visiting students



International Student Adviser

Advises the Harris School, Humanities, and the Law School, including non-degree visiting students

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International Student Adviser

Advises the Biological Sciences Division, Social Sciences Division, and Institute for Molecular Engineering, including non-degree visiting students



Immigration Specialist



Employee Services Team


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Interim Co-Director/Associate Director, Scholar & Employee Services

Advises The Biological Sciences Division (BSD) including Medicine, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, and all general LPR concerns



International Scholar & Employee Adviser

Advises The College, Social Sciences Division, Divinity School, Humanities, Physical Sciences Division, Booth, Law School, Harris School, School of Social Service Administration and all other offices and departments outside of the BSD

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EST Assistant

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Front Desk Immigration Assistant


Administrative Services Team


Associate Director