Immigration News

The ISSO releases a monthly newsletter to keep you informed of relevant immigration changes from USCIS and the International Center.

  • ISSO Immigration Workshops Available in June

(06/06/2018)

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, June 7, 14, 21, and 28 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, June 19 in SSB 3.107.

  • Summer Graduates Must Meet Enrollment Requirements

(06/06/2018)

If summer is your final semester, you must be enrolled in at least one face to face class. If not, you are jeopardizing your F-1 status. Summer 2018 F-1 and J-1 graduates must apply for graduation by 11:59pm on June 13, 2018 in order to maintain their immigration status. For more information about how to apply for graduation visit the Registrar Office.

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  • Change of Level

(06/06/2018)

Students who completed an academic program or ended OPT in Spring 2018 and will continue or start another degree program in the Summer or Fall 2018 semester, must obtain a Change of Level I-20 to maintain their F-1 status. If beginning a new program in Summer 2018, the ISSO must issue the Change of Level I-20 by June 20. If beginning a new program in Fall 2018, the ISSO must issue the Change of Level I-20 by July 6.

  • F-1 Optional Practical Training

(06/06/2018)

If you will graduate in the Summer 2018 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.

  • Last Date to Submit your OPT Application

(06/06/2018)

If you graduated in the Spring 2018 semester and are interested in applying for OPT, the last date to submit your OPT application to USCIS is Friday, July 6. USCIS must receive your OPT application on or before this date. For more information attend an OPT workshop or visit the ISSO Optional Practical Training webpage.

  • CPT and Social Security Number Applications

(06/06/2018)

The Social Security Administration recently announced that F-1 students with an approved CPT must wait until after the start date of the CPT work authorization to apply for a social security card.

  • Purchase Summer Health Insurance

(06/06/2018)

F-1 students may purchase insurance coverage for the Summer semester even if not enrolled for Summer by visiting the Student Health Insurance webpage.

  • Don't Get Scammed!

(06/06/2018)

If you receive a call from anyone you do not know demanding money, money orders or iTunes gift cards, contact UT Dallas Police at 972-883-2222. As a general guideline, never give out personal information, such as a Social Security number or bank account numbers, or send money to people you do not know.