Last 8843 Tax Form Workshop
The last workshop to get assistance in preparing your 8843 tax form (only for students who did not receive any U.S. source income) is on Friday, April 11 at 1:00 pm in SSB 3.107. If you received any U.S. source income, visit the ISSO Tax webpage for more information.
Prepare for Summer Travel
Many international students choose the summer semester to travel. For specific details on what immigration documents to carry, visit the ISSO webpages for Traveling Inside the U.S. and Traveling Outside the U.S.
H-1B Cap Gap Relief
If a U.S. business submitted an H-1B petition on your behalf, you may be eligible to obtain a Cap Gap Status Verification Letter and/or an H-1B Cap Gap Extension I-20 from the ISSO. Find more information at the ISSO H-1B Cap Gap Relief webpage.
F-1 Change of Level
If you will finish a degree program or end OPT in Spring 2014 and will begin or continue another degree program in Summer or Fall 2014, 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 Spring 2014 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.
Student Health Insurance Upcoming Changes
The UT System is in the process of changing the health insurance requirements for international students. While the official policy statement is not yet available, the changes will include a requirement that insurance coverage for international students beginning Fall 2014, be fully compliant with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). For more information visit the Student Health Center Waiver webpage.
Summer Health Insurance Coverage
If you will not enroll in classes at UT Dallas in the summer but will remain in the U.S., we recommend that you maintain continuous insurance coverage. Visit the Student Health Center Purchasing Insurance webpage for summer insurance information. If you are a J-1 visa holder, ensure that you have summer coverage to meet the J-1 mandatory health insurance requirement.