Contact Us

COVID-19 Update: Due to the California Stay at Home Order effective March 20th, 2020, Dashew Center has transitioned to remote work and is offering limited services Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM. The Dashew Center Front Desk is available for virtual Q&A at the times below for general inquires ONLY. To schedule an appointment email oissassi@saonet.ucla.edu. For specific visa inquires, use the appropriate email address listed below. Please be aware that our office is currently experiencing a high volume of inquiries. We appreciate your patience as we attempt to respond as soon as possible. Continue to check our COVID-19 Updates page for updated FAQs and developments.

Dashew Center Front Desk Virtual Q&A

MONDAY - FRIDAY

MORNING: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join URL: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/653160112

AFTERNOON: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join URL: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/872598433 

Note: Zoom Q&A is in a group setting with one staff member as host. Participants will type general questions to the host via chat and the host will answer verbally to the group as a whole. Zoom meeting may appear "open" after cutoff times. If you have case specific questions or have already emailed the appropriate unit, please wait for a response or request an appointment.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, email: oissassi@saonet.ucla.edu with the following:

·       First and last name

·       Bruin UID (if applicable)

·       Reason for appointment

Note: Please make sure to include “Appointment Request” in the subject line.

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106 Bradley International Hall
417 Charles E. Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tel:  +1-310-825-1681 Fax:  +1-310-206-1612

Note: Due to the California Stay at Home Order effective March 20th, 2020, Dashew Center is has transitioned to remote work and there will not be someone to answer this phone line. However, if this is an emergency matter, please leave a brief message including name and Bruin ID number and we will get to your voicemail as soon as possible.

Contact Dashew Center

General Inquiries
oissassi@saonet.ucla.edu

F-1 Visa
Current F-1 Students
dcissf1unit@saonet.ucla.edu

Newly Admitted F-1 Students
uclai20@saonet.ucla.edu

F-1 Students on OPT
opt@saonet.ucla.edu

Exchange Visitor (J-1) Visa
dcissj1unit@saonet.ucla.edu

Programming 
intlprograms@saonet.ucla.edu

Research & Special Projects
dciss.projects@saonet.ucla.edu

Employment Based (Does not include F-1 CPT and OPT advising or other F-1 services)

Sylvia Ottemoeller
Immigration Counselor  
sottemoe@saonet.ucla.edu

Niño Abueg
Employment-Based Visa Advisor 
nabueg@saonet.ucla.edu