International communities

The University of California welcomes international students and employees. Some resources differ for students and employees. On this page, you can jump to:

Resources for all | Student resources | Employee resources

Resources for all

Berkeley International Office (BIO) enhances the academic experiences of international students and scholars by providing the highest levels of knowledge and expertise in advising, immigration services, advocacy, and programming to the UC Berkeley campus community. Their services include: 

  • Advising for nonimmigrant students, scholars, staff, and faculty
  • Visa document production for nonimmigrant students and scholars
  • Programs and workshops for students and scholars
  • Training and support for campus administrators and faculty
  • U.S. permanent resident petitions for international faculty

Student resources

Employee resources

  • The Berkeley International Office provides information and resources to professors and researchers who are coming to the U.S. temporarily for teaching or research positions
  • For staff or faculty who may be experiencing issues related to immigration, please contact Employee Assistance at 510-643-7754 or and/or People & Culture at 510-642-7053 or

Academic and career support especially for marginalized communities is available

Please visit the Academic & Extracurricular Support and the Career Development pages of this website