Contact Us

Please email us with your specific questions as follows:

General Inquiries
NIF Questions
Summer Session Visa Questions
J-1 Visiting Scholars
H-1B UCB Employees
Tax Filing (General Questions Only)

To learn about becoming a UC Berkeley student, contact the Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate Admissions offices.

Student Advising Drop-In Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (There is no advising on Wednesdays)

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 make an appointment by calling our main office at 1-510-642-2818 or emailing questions to If you are an H-1B UCB employee, please make an appointment by emailing

Holiday Closure Dates 2020

Holiday Date
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 20
President's Day Monday, February 17
Cesar Chavez Day Friday, March 27
Memorial Day Monday, May 25
Independence Day Friday, July 3
Labor Day Monday, September 7
Veteran's Day Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27
Winter Break Thursday, December 24, 2020–Monday, January 4, 2021

COVID-19 update: BIO has shifted to remote and virtual online services only due to Alameda County’s “shelter in place” order. While our physical location is closed, we continue to serve students via our virtual student advising and email. See our COVID-19 Updates & FAQ page for details regarding document requests and processing during the shelter in place period.


Berkeley International Office

2150 Shattuck Avenue

Suite 500

Berkeley, CA 94704

Open Hours:

Monday–Friday  |  9 a.m.12 p.m. and 14 p.m.

There is no student advising on Wednesdays.
Tel:  1-510-642-2818         |     Fax:   510-643-7289