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 October

The ISSO offers free workshops on a variety of topics. See below for opportunities that might interest you. There is no registration required for workshops. Please plan to arrive 10 - 15 minutes before the presentation begins so that you can sign in and find a seat.

OPT Workshops for F-1 Students
Learn about theOPT application process , reporting requirements, employment, and travel considerations on Thursday, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 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, October 14, 21, and 28 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in SSB3.107.

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, October 15 from 2pm to 3:30pm in SSB 3.107.


Fall 2019 Days Reserved For Processing


To allow advisors to focus on processing student requests during peak times, advising services will not be available on the following days. Please plan accordingly.

October 24 - 25
November 24 - 29
December 16 - 20


No Advising or Processing Available

University closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 28 - 29
No advising or processing on November 22
University closed for Winter Break December 23 - January 3


Coming Soon - Advising Services Via iComet

Coming soon, the ISSO will be offering an "Ask an Advisor" service through iComet. This service will replace our email advising through [email protected] Instead of emailing your question, you submit your question through an iComet form. Our goal for this service is to offer faster services that are streamlined through the iComet student portal. We expect the new service to launch at the end of this month.

Cap Gap Extension Expired September 30

For F-1 students who received "cap-gap" extensions of their OPT authorization, the cap-gap employment authorization lasted only through September 30, 2019. If you have not received approval for your H1B petition yet, you should not work past September 30, 2019 without some type of valid work authorization. If you have received your H1B approval, you should submit a final OPT reporting form and a copy of your approval notice to [email protected] If you have questions about your H1B petition, please refer to your company or immigration attorney for more information.

Financial Figures Will Be Updated by November 1

The amount of funding required to issue a new I-20 for changes of level, adding dependents, etc., will be updated no later November 1, 2019. Visit the ISSO Estimated Expenses for I-20 webpage for additional information after that date.

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