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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 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


MORNING: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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AFTERNOON: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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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: 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.


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

F-1 Visa
Current F-1 Students

Newly Admitted F-1 Students

F-1 Students on OPT

Exchange Visitor (J-1) Visa


Research & Special Projects

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

Sylvia Ottemoeller
Immigration Counselor

Niño Abueg
Employment-Based Visa Advisor