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.

Immigration News

ISSO Immigration Workshops Available in June
The ISSO puts on many workshops for students during June. 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 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in SSB 3.107.

CPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Learn about the CPT application process, eligibility, and maintenance of status on Monday, June 10, 17, and 24 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in SSB 3.107.

J-1 Employment Workshop
Learn about the J-1 employmentopportunities such as On-Campus Employment, Academic Training, and Economic Necessity. The workshop takes place from 2:00pm - 3:30pm in SSB 3.107 on Tuesday, June 11.

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 18 from 2pm to 3:30pm in SSB 3.107.


Collect All Documents and Mail from ISSO Within 30 Days

ISSO will shred any mail or immigration documents at our office not collected within 60 days of ISSO notifying you to collect your document. ISSO will notify you by email and/or phone at least twice so that you may make arrangements to collect your documents or have them sent to you by regular or express mail.


SEVIS I-901 Fee Increasing

Effective June 24, 2019, Department of Homeland Security will implement an increase of the F-1 SEVIS I-901 Fee from $200 to $350. Students and exchange visitors who pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee prior to the fee implementation date, but before they obtain a visa or enter the United States, will not need to pay the difference between the old fee and the new fee.

Change of Level

Students who completed an academic program or ended OPT in Spring 2019 and will continue or start another degree program in the Summer or Fall 2019 semester, must obtain a Change of Level I-20 to maintain their F-1 status. If beginning a new program in Summer 2019 the ISSO must issue the Change of Level I-20 by June 10. If you start your new program in the summer semester, you must be enrolled full-time. If beginning a new program in Fall 2019, the ISSO must issue the Change of Level I-20 by July 10.


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