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Contact Information

UCSD International Faculty & Scholar Office - IFSO

McGill Hall 2nd Floor Suite 2126

Scholar ListServ (events and immigration news):

Phone: (858) 246-1448
Fax: (858) 246-1440

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday (Excluding holidays; for a list of major holidays visit,


Advisors are available to meet with faculty and scholars regarding a variety of topics including:

  • Change of status
  • Extension of status
  • Amendment of status
  • Transferring to/from or departing UC San Diego
  • Travel
  • J insurance requirement
  • 212e waiver timing 
  • Options beyond current status
  • Permanent residency
  • Referrals for community resources

Appointments are typically 30 minutes. Please call (858)246-1448 to schedule your appointment.

Due to the complexity of individual situations, advisors are not available for walk-ins or same day appointments.


Email Inquiry Type J-1 and general inquiries H-1B Permanent Residency Recharge or credit card payment Events hosted by IFSO Health insurance for J-1s/J-2s Tax resources for international faculty and scholars

Please include your complete name as it appears on your passport and current status. The International Faculty & Scholars Office strives to respond to all email inquiries within two business days.  

Mailing Address

To mail items to the International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO) please use the information as provided below.  If you have questions regarding how to address a package to IFSO contact for assistance.  

Mailing address (FedEx, USPS, UPS):
University of California, San Diego
Name of IFSO contact person, IFSO #0123
(McGill Hall Suite 2126)
9500 Gilman Drive #0123
La Jolla State: CA 92093-0123

To send items via Intracampus mail:
The International Faculty & Scholars Office mail code for intra-campus mail is #0123.


For Faculty & Scholars without a UC San Diego parking pass, daily or hourly parking is available for purchase at pay station permits or meters.

Below is a select list of parking lots near the International Faculty & Scholars Office; each has different A (Faculty), (Staff/Grad Students) and V (Visitor) availability:


Parking areas P207 and P208 are permanently closed for the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood groundbreaking and construction.

Due to current construction on campus some lots may be temporarily closed. For the most current list of available parking locations, visit the Parking Transportation Office website at

Visit our Transportation and Commuting Alternatives page for additional parking and commuting information.

UC San Diego Shuttles

Faculty and scholars can ride free UC San Diego shuttles that serve campus, medical centers and limited areas of the surrounding community. Information regarding UC San Diego shuttles can be found at

For additional commuting options, visit our Transportation and Commuting Alternatives page.

Safety, Security and Emergency

In the Event of an Emergency (Medical, Crime, or Fire)

Call 911. You can dial 911 from any phone. 911 is the nationwide emergency number. Be ready to report details, beginning with the nature of the emergency and the exact location (address).

For information regarding the topics listed below visit

  • Campus safety escort service
  • Crime prevention
  • Crime statistics on UC San Diego campus and the surrounding community
  • Crisis hotlines
  • Emergency preparedness (wildfires and earthquakes)
  • San Diego resources
  • State, federal and international resources
  • Urgent care and emergency room information