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):

Drop-In Virtual Advising

Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10am-12pm and 1-4pm.

In-Person Advising Appointments

Available Monday-Tuesday 10am-12pm, Thursday–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 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 2021

Holiday Date
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 18
President's Day Monday, February 15
Cesar Chavez Day Friday, March 26
Memorial Day Monday, May 31
Juneteenth Monday, June 28
Independence Day Monday, July 5
Labor Day Monday, September 6
Veteran's Day Thursday, November 11
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26
Winter Break Thursday, December 23 - Friday, December 31

Service update: BIO is excited to announce our new student services model for Fall 2021. Students may choose from daily virtual or in-person advising appointment times, daily virtual drop-in advising hours for more urgent issues, as well as schedule appointments for document pick-up and drop-off. We will continue to serve our J scholars and Employment-based scholars virtually until October 1. J scholars can email to set up an appointment. Employment-based clients can email to schedule an appointment.


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