Immigration News


ISSO Immigration Workshops


OPT Workshop for F-1 Students Learn about the OPT application process, reporting requirements, and employment and travel considerations. Workshops take place from 2:30pm to 3:45pm in SSB3.107 on August 5, 14, 21, and 28.

Changing to F-1 Status Workshop.Learn about the application process to change your immigration status to F-1. Workshops take place from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in SSB3.107 on Tuesday, August 12 and 26.

Report Your OPT Employment


F-1 students currently on OPT are required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to report any changes to employment or residential address within 10 days of the change. You may meet this requirement by submitting the OPT Reporting Form to the ISSO whenever necessary. Visit the OPT Reporting webpage for further information.

Tornado Season


While tornadoes are rare, the ISSO would like you to be prepared. Review the Brochure for Severe Weather on the UT Dallas Emergency Preparedness Information webpage for detailed information.  In the event that ISSO staff are unavailable due to an emergency, and you need immigration assistance or evacuation, contact the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) at, or call 703-603-3400.

Campus Holiday


In observance of Independence Day, Friday, July 4, UT Dallas university offices will be closed.  Campus bus service, as well as DART off-campus service, will adjust to the Sunday schedule. 

Enrollment Requirements During Your Final Semester


If Fall 2014 will be your final semester at UT Dallas, you are eligible for a reduced course load if you have applied for graduation. Remember that you cannot take all your courses online in your final semester. More information regarding enrollment requirements can be found here.

DHS Launches Enhanced Website for International Students


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched an enhanced Study in the States website, with new features, to present important information about the international student process in a clear and interactive manner. More information can be found here.

Read About US Government Agencies


F students interact with several US government agencies throughout the international student process. Each agency has an important mission to carry out, so students should understand what their roles are, and who to contact for a particular issue. Click here to read about the different roles US government agencies play throughout the international student process.

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