About / Contact

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

We are located inside of the Press Building on the second floor.
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm and Friday: 10:30am-4:00pm

Methods of Contact

Online Contact Form or by Email: international-affairs@uchicago.edu
In your email, please include: your full name, student ID#, department, and a brief message.

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.

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

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.

OIA Front Desk Services

Appointments are strongly encouraged if you need to meet with an OIA adviser.  You may request an appointment by contacting the adviser assigned to your school or program (see below).

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:

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

  • Travel signatures
  • Signatures on Social Security letters for on campus employment
  • Replacement/reprint I-20 or DS-2019
  • Application drop-off (extensions, work authorization, reduced course load, etc.)
  • Document pick-up (you must present valid photo ID when retrieving federal documents).
Services by Appointment Only
The following services are available by appointment only:
  • In-depth advising sessions (one-on-one with your advisor)
  • ITIN appointments
  • Notary Public services
  • OPT application review

OIA Staff


To view our staff directory, please click here.