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

Resumption of U.S. Visas for Applicants Applying in Turkey (11/21/2017) The U.S. Mission in Turkey has resumed processing non-immigrant visas.For detailed information, visit the ISSO Immigration News webpage.
U.S. and Turkey Suspend Nonimmigrant Visa Services (11/01/2017) On October 8, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Turkey announced that it has temporarily suspended nonimmigrant visa services at all embassies and consulates in Turkey. The suspension notice covers all nonimmigrant visa services in Turkey, even if an applicant is not a Turkish citizen. In addition, the Embassy of Turkey in the United States issued a statement that suspended visa services at the Turkish Embassy and consulates in the U.S., for citizens of the United States. For detailed information, visit the ISSO Immigration News webpage.
ISSO Advising and Processing Not Available November 6 through November 10 (11/01/2017) ISSO immigration services will be limited November 6 through November 10. There will be no advising or processing services the entire week. The front desk of SSB 3.400 will be closed Monday, November 6. However, the front desk will be available for the drop off and pick up of immigration documents Tuesday, November 7 – Friday, November 10. The ISSO will be transitioning to a new international case management software at this time and will be unavailable to students. Please plan ahead and submit any urgent processing or advising requests to the ISSO by November 1st.
ISSO Immigration Workshops Available in November (11/01/2017) The ISSO puts on many workshops for students during the Fall. 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, November 2, 16, and 30 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 Monday, November 13. Continuing international students can meet their International Orientation requirement by attending an F-1 COS Workshop. Overseas Travel for International Students Topics include procedures for renewing your visa and what to expect when re-entering the U.S.  Bring your most recent I-20 or DS-2019 and a picture ID, so advisors can provide a travel signature and a status letter to you if you need them. The workshop takes place from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in SSB3.107 on Tuesday, November 14. 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, November 21.
International Center Closed For Fall Break (11/01/2017) The International Center will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 due to the fall break. Processing, advising and mail services will not be available during this time. Please plan accordingly.  

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