The ISSO provides the following advising assistance to help you manage your immigration status.
|AEW Guide||Authorized Early Withdrawal (AEW) Guide|
|Change of Status to F-1 Guide||Change of Status to F-1 Guide|
|Economic Hardship Guide||Economic Hardship Guide|
|OPT Guide||Optional Practical Training (OPT) Guide|
|OPT STEM Guide||STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) Guide|
|Transfer In Guide||Guide for International F-1 Transfer Students|
|Reinstatement of F-1 Status Guide||Reinstatement of F-1 Status Guide|
Immigration Workshops and Seminars
Phone and In-Person Advising
Discuss immigration matters with an ISSO advisor on the phone or in person. First-come, first-served during advising hours:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
- Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
To put yourself in a virtual queue *:
- Text “utdal intl” to 310-740-7906
- Register online at http://kiosk.qless.com
(userid: utdallas.intl.kiosk / password: qless) **
- Call the ISSO at 972-883-4189 and ask to be placed in the advising queue
* Queues may close before the end of advising hours if they have already reached their maximum capacity and there are no more places available for that day.
** Note: Please be aware that when joining the QLess line service, you are agreeing to receive text messages regarding your position in line. You do have the option to opt-out of receiving these text messages if desired.
Visit the Advising Options webpage.
The International Student Services Office (ISSO) is able to provide general immigration information, but we are not able to provide specific legal advice. Our obligation to UT Dallas F-1 and J-1 students is to interpret the regulations as best as we can when presented with a specific set of facts. Specific legal advice is available, should students seek such advice, through dedicated channels outside ISSO.
Attorney Services for Students
An immigration attorney is available on campus to provide free legal advice for currently enrolled UT Dallas students. These attorney services are sponsored by the UT Dallas Student Government. Contact Student Government to make an appointment.
AILA is the professional organization for immigration lawyers. Visit aila.org to find an immigration lawyer in your area who can assist with complicated immigration matters.
Please take the following steps to ensure you submit a complete application.
- Sign your request form by hand. Digital and scanned signatures will not be honored
- If the request requires additional documents, ie financial affidavit, please submit at the same time as the initial request. If you submit later, the completion of the task will be delayed.
- Answer all required questions in the form.
- If you are submitting your documents by email, do not send files in compressed formats, such as .rar or .zip. Instead, use a PDF, JPEG or DOC format.
If the advisor processing your request needs additional forms or information they will email you. If you do not respond within 5 business days, your task request will be closed and you will need to resubmit a new application if you still wish to move forward with the request.
Your voice matters; we encourage you to tell us how we are doing.
Wondering where to find us?
- Office: 972-883-4189
- Fax: 972-883-4010
Location and Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Dallas
International Student Services
800 W. Campbell Rd., SSB34
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Advising available on
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Friday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.*Evening phone advising available by appointment only.
Email request to [email protected] 3 business days in advance.
Assistant Director, SEVIS Compliance & Technology
Assistant Director, Advising, Programs & Special Populations
International Student Advisors II
Jacob Harris, Senior Advisor, Immigration Programs & Communications
Jin (Christina) Zhang, Senior Advisor, J and Special Populations
Maria Ochoa, Senior Advisor, Technology and Processing
International Student Advisors
|Travis Parker||Mario Villegas||Lauren Kobee|
|Teri Jenkins||Faith Kashaa||Amina Kader|