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 September
9/14/2016 – The ISSO puts on many workshops for students during the Fall. See below for opportunities that might interest you.

OPT Workshops for F-1 Students
Learn about the OPT application process, reporting requirements, employment, and travel considerations on Thursday, Sept. 15 and on Friday, Sept. 30 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in SSB 3.107 and on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms.

F-1 Optional Practical Training
9/14/2016 – If you will graduate in the Fall 2016 semester, you may be eligible for post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). The ISSO will begin accepting Post-Completion OPT requests for Fall 2016 graduates on Friday, September 16.

Post-Completion OPT Workshop Mandatory Fall 2016
9/14/2016 – Beginning Fall 2016, F-1 students are required to complete the in-person OPT workshop or the OPT eLearning workshop  before applying for post-completion OPT. Students who have applied for graduation will be given access to the OPT eLearning workshop before the ISSO begins accepting post-completion OPT requests for Fall 2016.

ISSO Advising Webinars
9/14/2016 – The ISSO offers weekly advising webinars on topics such as OPT, STEM, OPT Reporting, Change of Status, Graduating Student Tips, and more. Visit the webinars page for upcoming dates and times.

UTD Financial Affidavit Update
9/14/2016 – The amount of funding on the UTD Financial Affidavit, which is needed to issue I-20 forms for changes of level, adding dependents, etc., has be updated. Visit the ISSO Estimated Expenses for I-20 webpage for additional information.

Go to Immigration Newsletter for more information >>