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The Center for International Education (CIE) International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office provides visa and immigration status advising for UWM’s community of international students, visiting scholars, foreign national employees, and academic departments.

Office Location:
Garland Hall, Room 138
Office Hours:
We are available by phone, email and video chat through TEAMS during normal business hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Central Time
CIE's Main Office is open Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Fridays 11:00am - 2:00 pm Central Time

Immigration Advising (virtual, phone, and in-person appointments available):
Mondays - Fridays 10:00 am - 11:40 am; 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm Central Time
Mondays and Thursdays 8:00 pm - 9:40 pm Central Time
20-minute appointments each

Phone: (414) 229-4846
Fax: (414) 229-3750
ISSS Email:

ISSS Connect is your portal for everything you need to know regarding your visa status. The staff in ISSS want to support your academic success by ensuring that you understand what your documents mean, how to maintain your status, and how we report information to the U.S. government via SEVIS.

If you have questions about your visa status, please do not hesitate to ask an Immigration Coordinator during a phone or virtual appointment. We aim to help you understand everything you need to know about your visa status so that you may focus on your studies.