International Student Services
About the ISSO
The International Student Services Office (ISSO) provides immigration information and support to UT Dallas students through workshops, individual student advising and outreach.
Fall Enrollment Requirements for Current Students
STEM OPT Validation Reports
You must report to the ISSO every 6 months, from the start date listed on your STEM OPT EAD card. Your reporting deadlines are based on your STEM OPT start date, not your employment start date. Every 6 months you must submit a OPT STEM Reporting Form to confirm that your name, address, employer name and address, and employment status are correct. You must completely fill out both Section B and C, even if none of your information has changed. Every 12 months, you must a OPT STEM Reporting Form AND submit a copy of your I-983 with the student evaluation on page 5 completed by you and your employer.
You must submit your validation report to the ISSO within 10 days of the due date, which is exactly 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after the start date listed on your STEM OPT EAD card. Then, the ISSO is allowed 21 days to update SEVIS with your validation information. Once you have submitted your validation documents in a timely manner, you have met your requirement to report.
On 6/22/2020 President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation which suspends and limits entry into the United States of some foreign nationals, including those on H-1B. This affects individuals who are outside the U.S. and do not have a valid non-immigrant visa or other official travel document. This proclamation is in effect as of June 24, 2020, and will expire on December 31, 2020.
For more information please visit our Presidential Actions webpage.
Go to Immigration Newsletter for more information >>>