Contact Information and Office Location
Tina Zimmerman advises 2-year LL.M. students and JD class of 2018 students. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to schedule an appointment.
Kami Sidman and Colleen Ference Burke advise all other LL.M. and SJD students, as well as JD students in the class of 2016 and 2017. You can contact them at email@example.com with questions or to schedule an appointment. Please note that Colleen will be on leave from April 1-August 15.
The office is located in the Graduate Programs suite (Hotung 5000).
Walk-In Advising Hours
Walk in hours will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through March 24.
Beginning March 28, walk-in hours will be on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
We recommend that 2-year LL.M. students and JD class of 2018 students make an appointment to see Tina Zimmerman rather than coming in for walk-in hours.
When the Office is Closed
Travel Signatures If you are leaving the U.S. before the office reopens or you are already overseas and in need of a travel signature or new I-20/DS-2019, please complete a shipping request via eShipGlobal (instructions here) and email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a new I-20/DS-2019. The immigration document will be issued and sent to you when the office reopens.
Lost/Stolen Passport If your passport has been lost or stolen while you are in the United States, please contact your local embassy to apply for a replacement. Please note that some embassies require a police report in the case of a stolen passport.
Visa Delays If you are a continuing student experiencing delays with your visa renewal, please contact your international student advisor when the office reopens to discuss your situation.
Immigration-Related Emergencies Call the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at 202-662-9325. Inform DPS that you are an international student and DPS will contact an advisor. Examples of Immigration-Related Emergencies: Trouble at the U.S. Port of Entry, immediate danger of being deported from the U.S.
Visa Services Polices
This website is designed to inform you about the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations and policies. We will work closely with you to advise you and provide updated information about issues affecting your F-1 or J-1 student status. Please review this information frequently and contact us if you have questions or concerns. Although we offer professional and up-to-date guidance, the information we provide is of a general nature and should not to be construed as legal advice.