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

90-Day Travel Ban Update

A June 26, 2017 Supreme Court decision found that foreign nationals who have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States are not subject to the Executive Order restricting travel to the U.S.. Most students, exchange visitors and employment-based nonimmigrants should be able to meet the ‘bona fide relationship’ standard for admission to the U.S. including:

  • F-1 /J-1 students who have been admitted to study at a U.S. School
  • Workers who accept an offer of employment from a U.S. employer (eg, H-1B)

For more information, visit the NAFSA Travel Advisory Resources.

ISSO Immigration Workshops Available in July

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, July 6, 14, 20, and 27 from 2:30pm to 3:45pm in SSB 3.107.

Changing to F-1 Status Workshop Learn about the application process to change your immigration status to F-1 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on Tuesday, July 11. Continuing international students can meet their International Orientation requirement by attending an F-1 COS Workshop.

J-1 Employment Workshop Learn about J-1 employment opportunities such as On-Campus Employment, Academic Training, and Economic Necessity. The workshop takes place from 2:00pm - 3:30pm in SSB 3.107 on Tuesday, July 25.
ISSO Advising Service Update

Beginning July 7, the ISSO offer walk-in and phone advising from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on Friday afternoons.

  • Phone and walk-in advising services. Available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10am - 5pm and Friday from 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Advising is not available on Wednesdays.

F-1 Change of Level

If you will complete a degree program or end OPT in Summer 2017, and will begin or continue another degree program in 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.

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.


Go to Immigration Newsletter for more information >>