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

Drop-In Virtual Advising

Available Monday-Tuesday 1–4 p.m., Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

In-Person Advising Appointments

Available Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Thursday–Friday 1–4 p.m.

Please see our Student Services webpage for more information.

Meet our Student Advisers

Meet our International Student Advising team and see a list of each adviser's liaison units.

Our Advising for Visiting Scholars, Professors and Researchers

Due to the complex nature of scholar cases, we encourage you to make a one-hour appointment by calling our main office at (510) 642-2818. Drop-in advising for visiting scholars or faculty seeking permanent resident status is not currently available.