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UCSD International Faculty & Scholar Office - IFSO

McGill Hall Suite 2126 (2nd Floor)

Scholar listserv (events and immigration news)

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

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday  (Excluding holidays)


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!

The International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO) is located in McGill Hall, Suite 2126 (Muir College area) on UC San Diego's main campus.  The address for UC San Diego's main campus is 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, which will lead you to the center of campus.  

IFSO does not have a physical address, however below are two links that will direct you IFSO's exact location on campus. 

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, 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. 

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:

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. 

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