International Student Services

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The International Student Services Office (ISSO) provides immigration information and support to UT Dallas students through workshops, individual student advising and outreach.

Immigration News

Visa Sanctions on Four Countries (10/04/2017) On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the implementation of visa sanctions on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone  for certain visa categories. If you will be applying for a new or renewal visa from US embassies in any of these countries, please contact the specific US embassy to determine if you will be affected. For the full text of this announcement please visit the Department of Homeland Security website.
Presidential Proclamation (10/04/2017) On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a Proclamation entitled Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats. The proclamation suspends and limits entry into the United States for certain individuals from Libya, Yemen, Iran, Venezuela, Chad, Somalia, Syria and North Korea.  The suspensions and limitations on entry only apply to foreign nationals who are outside the United States, do not have a valid visa and do not qualify for a visa or travel document related to Executive Order 13769. Please see Presidential Actions for more information.
Homeland Security to Collect Social Media Information of Immigrants (10/04/2017) The Department of Homeland Security published a new rule in the Federal Register on September 18 stating that it plans to include “social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and search results” as part of U.S. immigrants’ records. The new rule takes effect on October 18.
ISSO Advising and Processing Not Available (10/04/2017) ISSO advising and processing services will not be available on Friday, October 6, Friday, October 13, or the week of November 6 - 10. Please plan accordingly.
ISSO Immigration Workshops Available in October (10/04/2017) 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, October 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 2:30pm to 3:45pm in SSB 3.107. Study Abroad for International Students Workshop Learn about options for maintaining your F-1 status if planning to study abroad as a UT Dallas student on Tuesday, October 17 from 2pm to 3:30pm in SSB 3.107.

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