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 November
11/28/2016 – The ISSO puts on many workshops for students during the Fall. See below for opportunities that might interest you.

J-1 Employment Workshop
Learn about J-1 employment opportunities such as On-Campus Employment, Academic Training, and Economic Necessity. The workshop takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in SSB 3.107.

OPT Packet Review Instructional Video
Avoid waiting in line and review your OPT application packet yourself! The ISSO has created a post-completion OPT application packet instructional video to assist students with reviewing the documents required by USCIS to apply for post-completion OPT.

Form I-765 Instructional Video
Ready to apply for Post-Completion OPT? The ISSO has created an instructional video to assist F-1 students when completing the required USCIS Form I-765 needed for Post-Completion OPT applications. View the UT Dallas ISSO Form I-765 Instructional Video.

New UT Dallas STEM Major
UT Dallas has been approved to offer a Master of Science in Financial Engineering and Risk Management to be administered by the Naveen Jindal School of Management. This program is effective Spring 2017.


Temporary Protected Status Extended for Nepal
The Department of Homeland Security has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Nepal (and those without nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) for an additional 18 months, effective Dec. 25, 2016, through Jun. 24, 2018.

USCIS Filing Fee Increases
Effective Dec. 23, 2016 the OPT Application fee will increase to $410. Applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after Dec. 23, 2016 must include this new fee, or USCIS will reject your submission. Read more.

New Passport Photograph Requirement
As of Nov. 1, 2016 no glasses will be allowed in passport photos. Read more

Go to Immigration Newsletter for more information >>