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Contact Information


To comply with guidelines limiting interaction and Return to Learn-UC San Diego policy IFSO has closed it's physical location. We continue to offer all our services remotely.

Advising  will be done remotely, via phone or zoom. Please email to set up an appointment. Please include a short description about your matter or what you wish to discuss.

Registration/Orientation  for J-1 and H-1B scholars will be done remotely, via zoom. Information and instructions will be emailed to new scholars.

Document processing  will continue as normal, please view   J-1  and   H-1B processing instructions.

Document delivery  - IFSO staff will work directly with departments and scholars to   ship immigration documents to scholars.

Contact  - For quickest response, send an email to, an advisor, or to our other   categorized email addresses.

  • Location: Physical locatio currently closed, IFSO is working remotely.
  • Scholar Weekly E-News (events and immigration news)
  • Phone:  (858) 246-1448 -  Due to COVID19 we are not physically in the office to answer the phone. However, we do get all voice messages  automatically forwarded to us. We respond to all voicemails within 24hrs.
  • Fax:  (858) 246-1440
  • Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Monday – Friday  (Excluding holidays)
  • Facebook:  UCSD International Faculty & Scholar Office - IFSO

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

  • Change, extension, amendment of status or transfers to/from UC San Diego
  • Travel
  • 212e waiver
  • Options beyond current status, including permanent residency
  • Insurance, health care access, and J insurance requirements
  • Referrals for UC San Diego or community resources

Appointments are typically 30 minutes. Please email to schedule your telephone or zoom appointment.


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

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.  



Due to COVID-19 our physical location is closed. We are however still available! Contact us via email, we are scheduling zoom video and phone appointments too!

Mailing Address


While IFSO's physical location is closed, we are still receiving mail. Mail is being forwarded to IFSO staff.

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, IFSO #0123
(McGill Hall Suite 2126)
7835 Trade St., Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121    
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. 

Please note that there are different parking options: A (Faculty), (Staff/Grad Students) and V (Visitor).


There are currently many construction projects occurring at UC San Diego, many parking lots are closed or being repurposed as outdoor classrooms. Please visit the UC San Diego Parking website and 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. 
  • During COVID-19, to board UC San Diego shuttles you are required to complete the daily screening and obtain a green thumb up. Shuttle driver will ask for the green thumb up confirmation to allow you to board the UC San Diego shuttle.

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).

In the event of a campus emergency, will be updated with details and instructions.  

The UC San Diego Police Department can be reached at (858) 534-HELP (4357). The UC San Diego Police department can also be contacted in case of immigration-related emergencies when the International Faculty & Scholars Office is closed

For information regarding the topics listed below visit our Safety, Security, and Emergency Information page.

  • 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


Stay up to date with the most current campus plans, safety guidelines, testing and vaccination information, and more!

COVID19 Information