International Student Services

About the ISSO

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) provides immigration information and support to UT Dallas students through workshops, individual student advising and outreach.

Immigration News

ISSO Immigration Workshops Available in February
The ISSO puts on many workshops for students during the Spring. See below for opportunities that might interest you.

OPT Workshops for F-1 Students 
Learn about the OPT application process, reporting requirements and travel considerations on Thursday, February 8, 15, and 22 from 2:30pm to 3:45pm in SSB 3.107.

Journey From F-1 to H-1B and Beyond
Use the immigration process to your advantage! On Thursday, February 22 at 5:00pm in the SU Galaxy Room A, learn about the secrets and strategies for U.S. full-time employment for international students: Extension of F-1 status under cap-gap regulations, transition from OPT to H-1B and Permanent Residency, and how to explain the benefits of sponsorship to your potential employer.

Overseas Travel for International Students
Topics include procedures for renewing your visa and what to expect when re-entering the U.S. Bring your most recent I-20 or DS-2019 and a picture ID, so advisors can provide a travel signature and a status letter to you if you need them. The workshop takes place from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in SSB3.107 on Tuesday, February 27.

Advising and Processing Not Available
Immigration advising and processing will not be available all day on Friday, February 16 and on Thursday, February 22 from 1:00pm - 5:00 pm. Task processing will be delayed by one business day. Please plan accordingly.
Splitting Post-Completion OPT
According to recent USCIS practice, splitting post-completion OPT between two degrees at the same educational level may no longer be an option for F-1 students. In the past, students were able to retain OPT time not used for a subsequent degree at the same educational level however, it is unclear whether USCIS will allow F-1 students to have this option. Refer to future Immigration News updates for additional information.
Help Keep our Campus Safe and Welcoming
All members of our University community share in a collective responsibility to make our campus peers feel welcome, safe and comfortable. Stand up and step in by recognizing potentially harmful situations (physical, mental, social or emotional) affecting individuals or groups, and respond in a way that could positively influence the outcome. For more information, visit Comet Voice.

Go to Immigration Newsletter for more information >>