UCI International Center

Requesting Services from the International Center

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The International Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm. Our office is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and university holidays.

Immigration Advising & Questions

Student Services

Meet an Advisor

             - Your first and last name
             - Your phone number
             - Your email address
             - Your UCI ID number
             - Your availability for the next 5 business days between the hours of 9am and 3pm
              - Reasons you would like to meet with an advisor

    • Late Policy for Student Appointments
      • If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, your appointment will be cancelled and you will need to email the International Center to reschedule.
  • Live Chat: If you have a general question, or need more information, our office offers chat services once you visit our home page. Chat is available between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays.
  • Attend a Drop-In Session: For general questions, attend Ask-an-Advisor drop-in sessions. You will enter Zoom Waiting Room and be entered on a first come, first serve basis. If additional advisement is needed, you may be asked to schedule a longer appointment for a future time. For more information, or to sign-up, click here.
    • During summer, sessions are every Tuesday from 4-5pm PDT.

Submitting Requests/Applications

International Center forms for an immigration/visa update, can only be submitted online, please see directions below.

Receiving Your Documents

Due to current SEVP Guidance for COVID-19, your documents will be delivered to you either electronically via DocuSign, or by mail.

F-1 Students: All I-20s will continue to be issued electronically - any new documents issued to you during this time period will be sent to your UCI email.
J-1 Students: Your DS-2019 will need to be mailed to you. An International Center staff member will contact you with information to arrange shipping through eShipGlobal.

Scholar Services

Meet an Advisor

Submitting Requests/Applications

Receiving Your Documents

J-1 Scholars: DS-2019 document will be scheduled for a document pick-up or express mailed to your mailing address.

  • New J-1 Scholars: DS-2019 document will be express mailed to scholar’s mailing address.
  • J-1 Scholar Extensions: DS-2019 document will be scheduled for a document pick-up or express mailed to your mailing address. Method of delivery will be coordinated between the Scholar Advisor and the Academic Unit.

UCI Academic Departments

DS-2019 documents or employment-based visa documents will be scheduled for document pick-up. Scholar Advising staff will contact you to coordinate and schedule a pick-up time.