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  • Welcome

    Welcome

    Visa and Immigration Services (VIS) works with over 5,700 international students, scholars, and faculty from more than 100 countries. As a part of International Academic Programs, we advise and assist those in F-1 and J-1 status with regard to U.S. immigration matters and regulations. VIS is committed to providing international students and scholars with the highest level of expertise in advising and immigration services.

  • Mission

    Mission

    Stony Brook University is home to a diverse group of more than 5,700 international students, faculty and scholars from more than 100 countries.  Visa and Immigration Services (VIS) is committed to providing a wide variety of services to the international community of Stony Brook University.  Our mission is to facilitate international student and scholar admittance to the United States, assist in the transition to life in the U.S. and provide services necessary to meet the special needs of international students and scholars.

    To facilitate this mission, VIS serves as an information resource for all international students, faculty, scholars and the departments who invite them. In addition to issuing documents for students and scholars to obtain non-immigrant visas to study or work at the University, the office provides counseling and information in the areas of immigration, employment, cultural adjustment and personal development in order to promote success and compliance.

    Our purpose is to fulfill our commitment to international education by providing orientation, advising, information, programming and education to and about international students, scholars and their dependents.

    To help carry out our mission and purpose, our International Student and Scholar Advisors are available for advising by appointment or during designated walk-in hours. Beyond the bounds of the office, VIS connects students and scholars to academic and cultural events occurring on campus and throughout the community. We also committed to maintaining strong partnerships with other student support services and work to connect students and scholars to these resources.

     

  • Staff & Administration

    Staff & Administration

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    Lindsi Walker

    Senior Assistant Dean, International Academic Programs and Services

    Email: lindsi.walker@stonybrook.edu

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    Meghan Gambino

    Director of Visa & Immigration Services

    Email: Meghan.Gambino@stonybrook.edu

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    Margaret Hartofilis

    International Student & Scholar Assistant

    Email: margaret.hartofilis@stonybrook.edu

     

      Student Advisors

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    Tricia Simons Figuero

    International Student Advisor

    Phone: (631) 632-2933

    Email: Tricia.SimonsFiguero@stonybrook.edu

    Caseload: A / B / C / D / E / F / N

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    Alison Eassa

    International Student Advisor

    Phone: (631) 632-7036

    Email: Alison.Eassa@stonybrook.edu

    Caseload: G / H / I / J / K

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    Christos Kalesis

    International Student Advisor

    Phone: (631) 632-7048

    Email: Christos.Kalesis@stonybrook.edu

    Caseload: L / M / O / P

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    Jasmina Gradistanac

    International Student Advisor

    Phone: (631) 632-1657

    Email: Jasmina.Gradistanac@stonybrook.edu

    Caseload: V / X / Y / Z

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    Kelly Luquer

    International Student Advisor

    Phone: (631) 632-7192

    Email: Kelly.Luquer@stonybrook.edu

    Caseload: Q / R / S / T / U / W

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    Elizabeth Brooke

    International Student Advisor & Success Coordinator

    Phone: (631) 632-1140

    Email: Elizabeth.Brooke@stonybrook.edu

    Caseload: TBD

      Caseload Info:  International Student Advisor Caseloads are divided alphabetically by first letter of the family name.   For example, if your family name begins with the letter "A" your advisor is Tricia Simons Figuero.

     

    Faculty & Scholar Advisors

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    Nancy A. Lannak

    Advisor to International Faculty & Scholars

    Phone: (631) 632-1103

    Email: Nancy.Lannak@stonybrook.edu

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    Jessica Raphael

    Advisor to International Faculty & Scholars

    Phone: (631) 632-1655

    Email: Jessica.Raphael@stonybrook.edu

     

     Advisor caseloads are subject to change without notice.

     

    Student Assistants

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    Anna
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    Christina
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    Clint
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    Megan
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    Mirette
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    Rinma
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    Stan

     

  • Advising Hours

    Advising Hours

    F-1 & J-1 Student Advising Hours - Fall 2019

    Day Time  Type

    Monday

    9:30am-4:30pm

    By Appointment

    Tuesday

    9:30am-4:30pm

    By Appointment

    Wednesday

    9:30am-12:30pm
    1:00pm - 4:30pm

    Walk-In
    By Appointment

    Thursday

    No Advising

    No Advising

    Friday

    1:00pm - 4:30pm

    By Appointment 

     

      Faculty & Scholar Advising Hours

    Day Time  Type
    Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm Walk-In
    Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm Appt. Only
  • Contact

    Contact Us

    Visa and Immigration Services
    Stony Brook University
    E-5310 Frank J. Melville Jr. Memorial Library
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-3393

    Phone:
       
    (631) 632-4685 
    Fax:           
    (631) 632-7064
    E-Mail:     
    vis@stonybrook.edu