About Us

Our Mission

Berkeley International Office's mission is to enhance the academic experiences of international students and scholars by providing the highest levels of knowledge and expertise in advising, immigration services, advocacy, and programming to the UC Berkeley campus community. See our Strategic Plan for a full description of our strategic goals.

Our Core Values

  • Understanding and helping people
  • Passion and enthusiasm for what we do
  • Excellence in everything we do

Our Services

  • Advising for nonimmigrant students, scholars, staff, and faculty
  • Visa document production for nonimmigrant students and scholars
  • Programs and workshops for students and scholars
  • Training and support for campus administrators and faculty
  • U.S. permanent resident petitions for international faculty

Our Principles

Berkeley International Office adheres to UC, Berkeley's Principles of Community and Principles of International Engagement.

Our Student Advising Hours

Virtual Drop-In Advising

Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10am-12pm.

In-Person Drop-In Advising

Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 1-4pm.

Please see our Student Services webpage for more information.

Advising for J-1 Visiting Scholars, Professors, Researchers and Student Researchers, or H-1B UCB Employees

Due to the complex nature of scholar cases, we encourage you to email questions and/or request an appointment by emailing jscholar@berkeley.edu. If you are an H-1B UCB employee, please make an appointment by emailing h1b@berkeley.edu.