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 Hours (no advising on Wednesdays):

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 If you are an H-1B UCB employee, please make an appointment by emailing

Holiday Closure Dates 2022

Holiday Date
Winter Break 2021-22 Open for virtual services only (no in-person services): Monday, January 3 - Friday, February 11, 2022.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 17
President's Day Monday, February 21
Cesar Chavez Day Friday, March 25
Memorial Day Monday, May 30
Juneteenth Monday, June 20
Independence Day

Open for virtual services only (office closed, no in-person services): Friday, July 1
Closed: Monday, July 4

Labor Day Monday, September 5
Veteran's Day Friday, November 11
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25
Winter Break 2022-23



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.*

*Except the holiday closure dates noted below on this page.

In-person document pick-up and drop-off is available during BIO's open hours with no appointment necessary.

Advising services with BIO staff:

Tel: 1-510-642-2818  |  Fax: 1-510-643-7289