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 NewsISSO Immigration Workshops Available in June
The ISSO puts on many workshops for students during the Summer. 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, June 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 2:30pm to 3:45pm in SSB 3.107. Study Abroad for International Students Workshop Learn about options for maintaining your F-1 status if planning to study abroad as a UT Dallas student on Tuesday, June 13 from 2pm to 3:30pm in SSB 3.107.
F-1 Optional Practical Training
If you will graduate in the Summer 2017 semester, you may be eligible for post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). For more information attend an OPT workshop or visit the ISSO Optional Practical Training webpage. If you applied for Summer 2017 graduation, you will have access to the OPT eLearning workshop after June 12.
Last Date to Submit your OPT Application
If you graduated in the Spring 2017 semester and are interested in applying for OPT, the last date to submit your OPT application to USCIS is Friday, July 7. USCIS must receive your OPT application on or before this date. For more information attend an OPT workshop or visit the ISSO Optional Practical Training webpage.
Receiving Your EAD Card
Students who choose to have the OPT EAD card delivered to the ISSO will be notified by email when the card arrives. You have the option to collect your EAD card yourself, authorize a friend or family member to collect your EAD card on your behalf by emailing [email protected], or by requesting express mail . We do not mail EAD cards by regular mail.
F-1 Change of Level
If you completed a degree program or ended OPT in Spring 2017, and will begin or continue another degree program in Summer or Fall 2017, you will need to apply for a Change of Level I-20. If you will travel abroad, you will need this I-20 to re-enter the United States. For application information, visit the ISSO Change of Level webpage.
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