International Student Services

About ISSO

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

Immigration News

STEM OPT and Cap Gap OPT Updates
3/14/2016 - In October 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed rule that would extend the time during which some international students may engage in practical training while in the United States. DHS published a final rule on this topic on March 11, 2016. For further information, visit the 17-Month OPT Extension webpage.

H-1B Filing Season
3/7/2016 - The H-1B filing season will start soon. If you need copies of your UT Dallas I-20 forms, complete the Immigration Document Copy Request (pdf) and submit it to the ISSO in person during office hours or by e-mail to [email protected].

2/29/2016 - All people who resided in the United States between January 1 and December 31 of 2015 must file a U.S. tax form. Refer to Intercultural Programs' Taxes webpage for further information on filing and upcoming workshop opportunities.