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International Office (IO) After-hours Contact Number

Modified: June 12, 2017

The International Office (IO) is launching an after-hours contact number to be used when a current international student, scholar, or a dependent is experiencing interruptions in travel or entry to the United States related to the executive orders signed earlier this year. The line can be reached at 1-847-532-2037 (while abroad: 001-847-532-2037). Students, scholars, and their dependents can contact them for guidance and assistance at this number when one of the below applies:

  1. If you are denied boarding a flight bound to the U.S., or denied entry into the U.S., where all of your immigration documentation is valid and you are a current student, scholar, or dependent; or
  2. If you are detained at an airport or a U.S. Port of Entry (e.g. border-crossing, seaport, etc.) and U.S. Customs & Border Protections needs confirmation of your status.


For more information about when to utilize the after-hours contact, please visit this page on their website

For FAQ’s and resources related to the executive orders, please visit the IO website here.

During normal working hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm), students, scholars, their dependents, and departments may contact the regular office number for assistance: 1-847-491-5613.

If you have a specific questions, send an email to the International Office.

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