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PUBLIC OFFICE HOURS – Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:45 pm

NOTE: New Drop-in Advising Hours – M – Th, 11 am – 3 pm – NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

General advising hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 am – 3 pm CST via Zoom or In-Person.  Please note, drop-in advising is meant for shorter inquiries of 5 – 10 minutes. No Appointment is needed for Drop-in Advising, but masks are required for in-person meetings.  NOTE: No Drop-in Advising on Fridays.

Have a complicated question? Need a longer appointment? Book an appointment with ISSS.

For all other questions, email international@ua.edu or call 205-348-5402.  Please be sure to provide your full name and CWID (if known) with your inquiry.

Travel Updates 

  • ISSS TRAVEL GUIDANCE
  • CDC COVID TESTING REQUIREMENT – Negative COVID-19 Test Required to enter the U.S.
    • Effective, December 6, 2021, all travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, must have a negative viral COVID test 1 day prior to their flight to the U.S.
    • To find COVID testing resources abroad, please check your country’s Ministry of Health page or this Department of State Country Specific COVID-19 Resource Page.
  • VACCINATION REQUIREMENT – Effective November 8, 2021 
    • Effective November 8, 2021, all non-U.S. citizen, nonimmigrants traveling to the United States by air are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
    • In early January 2022, all non-U.S. citizen, nonimmigrants entering the U.S. via land travel and ferry travel from Canada and Mexico – whether for essential or non-essential reasons – will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • UPDATES – Please see our Entry Ban and Restrictions section for the latest guidance regarding COVID-19 Entry Bans and Restrictions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Mailing Address

The University of Alabama
International Student & Scholar Services
Box 870254
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0254

Physical Address

International Student & Scholar Services
400 McCorvey Drive
105 BB Comer Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0254