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

  ISSO Immigration Workshops Available in May (05/02/2018) The ISSO puts on many workshops for students during the Spring. 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, May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 2:30pm to 3:45pm in SSB 3.107. 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, May 15.
CPT Workshops (05/02/2018) The ISSO will offer CPT workshops beginning May 23, 2018. These workshops will become required in Fall 2018. CPT topics that will be covered include eligibility, application process, and maintenance of status. School of Management students will be able to fulfill the requirement by enrolling in MAS 6102. The workshops will take place from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in SSB 3.107 on Tuesday, May 23 and 30.
Undeliverable USCIS Documents (05/02/2018) Starting April 2, USCIS will destroy Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents returned as undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service after 60 business days if USCIS is not contacted by the document’s intended recipient to provide the correct address. USCIS encourages applicants to report a change of address within 10 days of relocation using the procedures outlined at www.uscis.gov/addresschange.  
STEM OPT and Staffing Agencies (05/02/2018) USCIS recently clarified that staffing and temporary agencies may seek to employ students under the STEM OPT program, but only if they will be the entity that provides the practical training experience to the student at its own place of business and they have a bona fide employer-employee relationship with the student. For more information, visit the USCIS Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students webpage.
Not Graduating in Spring 2018? (05/02/2018) If you applied for graduation this Spring, but find that you will not be eligible for graduation, notify the ISSO at [email protected] before May 7, 2018 in order to request an extension of your I-20. Failure to notify the ISSO in time may result in being ineligible for an extension.  

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