International Student Services

Immigration News

ISSO Immigration Workshops Available in September


OPT Workshop for F-1 Students Learn about the OPT application process, reporting requirements, employment, and travel considerations. The workshops take place in SSB 3.107 from 2:30pm to 3:45pm on September 3, 10, and 24 and from 3:30pm to 4:45pm on September 18.

J-1 Employment Workshop Learn about J-1 employment opportunities such as On Campus Employment, Academic Training and Economic Necessity. The workshops take place from 3:00pm – 4:30pm on September 11 and 25 in SSB 3.107.

International Center Closed for Labor Day


The International Center will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. This will require 1 additional day of processing for student requests, please plan accordingly. For emergencies requiring the assistance of an immigration advisor when the University is closed or outside of business hours, you may contact the UT Dallas Police at 972-883-2331.

International Center Updated Hours


Beginning Monday, August 31 the International Center will now be open Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm and Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

J-1 Student Email Address


The ISSO has created a dedicated email address for all J-1 student and J-2 dependent questions and requests. You may contact the ISSO for any J-1 related issues at

Check Your Current Address


USCIS requires F-1 and J-1 students to maintain a current address. Remember to check your address in Galaxy and update if necessary.

What is the Form I-94?


Upon your admission to the United States at a port of entry, you will be issued a Form I‑94. It is important to have a copy of your Form I-94 to prove your legal immigration status in the United States. For information on how to retrieve your I-94, visit the Study in the States I-94 information webpage.

Enrollment Requirements During Your Final Semester


If Fall 2015 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. Find more information on enrollment requirements at the ISSO Immigration Enrollment Requirements webpage.

EAD Delivery


Students applying for OPT may choose to use the International Center mailing address on their OPT application. Due to delivery delays beyond our control, the EAD card may be delivered to the ISSO up to five business days after USPS confirms delivery to UT Dallas. Students will receive an email notification when their EAD card has been received by the ISSO.

Scam Alert


Be aware of scams on and off campus. Common scams involve receiving an email or call from someone claiming to be from a trusted source such as a bank, sweepstakes company, or even a government agency such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), USCIS, or Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Do not respond to any demands made by phone or email. Do not deposit money in unknown accounts or provide your credit information to persons unknown to you. If you receive such a call, contact UT Dallas Police at 972-883-2222 to report any suspicious activity. Learn more about how to avoid scams on the DHS website.