Banicia Chatkara

Banicia Chatkara smiles in a selfie. She sits against a white wall indoors. Her black hair is pulled back and side swept bangs hang down to the length of her chin on her right. She wears a white sweater, a diamond or crystal stud in her nose on her left, and a delicate silver chain necklace.

Position Title
Tier 1 International Student Intake Advisor

  • Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)
  • Global Affairs
International Center, Suite 3140
Office Hours
There are three Tier 1 international student intake advisors: Stephanie Partridge, Lena Zadorozhna, and Banicia Chatkara. If you are unable to make an appointment with Banicia, please try to schedule with another Tier 1 advisor.

As a Tier 1 international student intake advisor, I help international students with: 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 and J-1 program extensions, reduced course load final quarter, SSN/ITIN, transferring, visa renewal, travel questions, updating/adding a dependent.