Welcome to the International Office

The International Office provides advising services and supportive programs to Northwestern’s international students and scholars.  Read more about our mission, vision & values

Feb 13, 2017- Updated Message on Executive Order

Northwestern joins 16 other leading research universities in filing an amicus brief opposing the Executive Order.  More information

Feb 10, 2017 - Updated Message on Executive Order

On Thursday evening February 9, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the government's emergency motion for a stay on the District Court's temporary restraining order preventing the government from enforcing Executive Order 13769's 90-day entry bar. For more information.

Contact Us

Visit Us:
Employees and visitors by appointment only.
Students can use our walk-in hours. Walk-In hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am-1pm and 2-4pm. No appointment necessary.

Evanston Campus: 630 Dartmouth Place

Chicago Campus: 710 N. Lake Shore Drive (Abbott Hall Suite 305)

Phone: 847-491-5613 | Fax: 847-556-6006

Email Address:

Contact an advisor:
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NEW Document Shipping with eShipGlobal
Forget your I-20? Need a travel signature? Got mail at IO?
Step 1: Contact your advisor requesting a new document.
Step 2: Create a shipment within eShipGlobal. Specify document type (Ex: I-20, EAD card, receipt notice, etc.)
Step 3: The IO will send the document!

News & Events

IO Announcement Archive

Coping with the Political Climate (by CAPS)

As of December 23, 2016, the new I-765/OPT fee will be $410.  All applications received by USCIS after this date must pay the increased fee.  More info on OPT

Admitted for Summer/Fall 2017? Our I-20/DS-2019 Request Forms will be ready in March 2017.  Check back here later for more info!

J-1 Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
J-1 Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM