Get in touch with SISS
The SISS office in the International Center is temporarily closed due to COVID-19; SISS Advisors continue to meet with international students and scholars on the phone or online.
As the office is temporarily closed, we do not recommend calling. Please directly email your SISS Advisor to set up an appointment to meet by phone or online with Zoom. Find a list of advisors below or listed in our Staff Directory.
Contacting SISS when the office is closed, and options available for getting a travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019 when still in Davis or have already left the Davis area.
Phone: 530-752-0864 (note: the office is temporarily closed; we do not recommend calling.)
Fax: 530-752-5822 (note: the office is temporarily closed; we do not recommend calling.)
SISS - International Center
One Shields Avenue
463 California Avenue, Ste. 3140
Davis, CA 95616
Express mail and delivery options for I-20 and DS-2019
SISS Student and Scholar Advisors are assigned by last name and/or area of expertise. Find your SISS Advisor below and click on their name to view their contact information. Schedule a phone or online appointment directly with your SISS Advisor.
For students on the topics of: Changing degree level (Bachelor/Graduate), curricular practical training (CPT), dismissal, OSSJA and related topics, dropping below 12 units for academic difficulties, dropping below 12 units for medical, F–1 OPT/STEM questions, J–1 academic training (AT), J–1 program extension, J–2 work authorization, leave of absence/PELP, updating/adding a dependent.
- Michelle Baker (H, M-Q, V, X)
- Sharon Ericsson (Y, Z)
- Matthew Kaminski-Lucas (A-G)
- Meredith Lucas (I, K, T, W)
- Robert Nagel (L, S, U)
- Tammy Silver (J, R)
For students on the topics of: Change of major, concurrent enrollment, DMV (Driver License), EAP enrollment verification, I-515A form, I-94 issues, iGlobal issues, in-absentia form, inviting family to U.S., F-1 and J-1 on-campus employment, F-1 OPT packet review, passport renewal/lost, F-1 program extension, reduced course load final quarter, SSN/ITIN, transferring, visa renewal, travel questions.
- J-1 advisors: Daniel Padron (A-K), Mary Alurwar (L-Z)
- H-1B advisors: Gayle Nerli, Simone Kueltz
- E-3, TN advisor: Gayle Nerli
- Permanent Residence and O-1 advisor: Kimberly Haky
Due to COVID-19, the physical SISS office is temporarily closed. Advisors are working from home, and take phone and online appointments during normal business hours, generally 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please check with your advisor for their specific availability. We use Zoom for online appointments. Reach out to advisors directly to schedule an appointment.
Please note that SISS closes at 2 p.m. on the business day prior to three-day weekends and major holidays such as Thanksgiving and the start of winter break. Please plan ahead for SISS services and staff to end the workday early on these days.
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