The International Center (IC) provides opportunities for UT Dallas students, faculty and other stakeholders to participate in international education activities. The IC serves as host to over 7,000 international students, offers programs for students wishing to study, work, or volunteer abroad, and provides resources to faculty interested in adding an international component to their teaching or research.
The International Student Services Office (ISSO) provides immigration information and support to UT Dallas students through workshops, individual student advising and outreach.
As a member AIEA: Association of International Education Administrators and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the IC complies with Ethical Principles for international education. The IC staff also maintains memberships in multiple professional organizations.
The ISSO provides the following advising assistance to help you manage your immigration status.
The ISSO offers walk-in advising with no appointment necessary, 15 minute in-person and phone appointment advising, and express advising for quick 5 minute questions or requests. ISSO advising is available:
- Monday – 1pm – 4:45pm
- Tuesday – 9am – 11:45am
- Wednesday – No Advising
- Thursday – 9am – 11:45am
- Friday – 1pm – 4:45pm
Walk-In and Express Advising
The ISSO offers walk-in advising with no appointment necessary and express advising for quick 5-minute questions or requests.
Please text keyword “utdal intl” to (310) 740-7906 during advising hours to be added to our Advising Queue.
Location and Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Dallas
International Student Services
800 W. Campbell Rd., SSB34
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Office: 972-883-4189
- Fax: 972-883-4010
The International Student Services Office (ISSO) is able to provide general immigration information, but we are not able to provide specific legal advice. Our obligation to UT Dallas F-1 and J-1 students is to interpret the regulations as best as we can when presented with a specific set of facts. Specific legal advice is available, should students seek such advice, through dedicated channels outside ISSO.
Attorney Services for Students
An immigration attorney is available on campus to provide free legal advice for currently enrolled UT Dallas students. These attorney services are sponsored by the UT Dallas Student Government. Contact Student Government to make an appointment.
AILA is the professional organization for immigration lawyers. Visit aila.org to find an immigration lawyer in your area who can assist with complicated immigration matters.
Your voice matters; we encourage you to tell us how we are doing.
|AEW Request||Authorized Early Withdrawal (AEW) Request Form|
|AEW SEVIS Reactivation Request||AEW SEVIS Correction Request Form|
|Assistantship Affidavit for F-1 Students||Assistantship Affidavit Form (This form is used by the ISSO for I-20 issuance purposes only)|
|Cap-Gap Extension Services Request||Use this form to request documentation regarding your F-1 status after submission of an H-1B petition naming you as the beneficiary|
|Change of Status Cancellation||Use this form to request a cancellation of your SEVIS I-20 record for a change of status to F-1|
|Change of Level I-20 Request||F-1 Change of Level I-20 Request Form|
|Concurrent Enrollment||Use this form to request authorization to study concurrently at another U.S. college or university|
|Education Abroad for International Students Guide||Study Abroad Guide for International (F-1) students|
|F-1 Status Termination Request Form||Use this form to authorize the ISSO to terminate your F-1 status at your request|
|F-1 Transfer Clearance Form||Request your current school you are transferring from to complete this form prior to your SEVIS release|
|F-1 Financial Affidavit||UT Dallas Financial Affidavit Form for F-1 Students|
|J-1 Academic Training Program Recommendation||For J-1 students for use in applying for Academic Training|
|J-1 Reduced Course Load (RCL) Request – Academic||UT Dallas J-1 Reduced Course Load (RCL) Request Due to Academic Reasons|
|J-1 Reduced Course Load (RCL) Request – Medical||UT Dallas J-1 Reduced Course Load (RCL) Request Due to Medical Reasons|
|J-1/J-2 Reporting||J-1/J-2 Reporting Form|
|J-1 Student DS-2019 Request||J-1 Student DS-2019 Request Form|
|J-1 Student Service Request||J-1 Student Service Request Form|
|J-1 Financial Affidavit||Financial Affidavit for J-1 students|
|On-Campus Employment at an Educationally Affiliated Off-Site Location||UT Dallas On-Campus Employment at an Educationally Affiliated Off-Site Location Form|
|OPT I-20 Request||Use this form to apply for Pre-Completion or Coursework Completion OPT. To apply for Post-Completion OPT, submit an eForm through https://icomet.utdallas.edu.|
|OPT Reporting Form||Use this form to apply for Pre-Completion or Coursework Completion OPT. To apply for P Optional Practical Training (OPT) Reporting Form|
|OPT STEM Request Form||STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) I-20 Request Form|
|OPT STEM Reporting Form||STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) Reporting Form|
|Program Extension I-20 Request||UT Dallas Program Extension Request Form|
|Reduced Enrollment – Medical||UT Dallas F-1 Reduced Course Load (RCL) Request Due to Medical Reasons Form|
|Reduced Enrollment- Academic||UT Dallas F-1 Reduced Course Load (RCL) Request Due to Academic Reasons Form|
|Reduced Enrollment – Thesis/Dissertation||UT Dallas Full-Time Status Due to Thesis/Dissertation Form|
|Request for New I-20||Add dependent or update financial information|
|Sample Invitation Letter||Sample Invitation Letter Template for inviting family members to visit you in the U.S.|
|Social Security Number Letter Request||Social Security Number Letter Request Form|
|Status Verification Letter Request||Status Verification Letter Request Form|
|Transfer Out Request||UT Dallas Transfer-Out Request Form|
|G-1145||Use this form to request an electronic notification (e-Notification) when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services accepts your immigration application|
|G-1450||Authorization for Credit Card Transactions- USCIS|
|I-539||Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status|
|I-765||Application for Employment Authorization|
|I-983||Training Plan for STEM OPT Students|
|AEW Guide||Authorized Early Withdrawal (AEW) Guide|
|Change of Status to F-1 Guide||Change of Status to F-1 Guide|
|Economic Hardship Guide||Economic Hardship Guide|
|OPT Guide||Optional Practical Training (OPT) Guide|
|OPT STEM Guide||STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) Guide|
|Transfer In Guide||Guide for International F-1 Transfer Students|
|Reinstatement of F-1 Status Guide||Reinstatement of F-1 Status Guide|
|Education Abroad for International Students||Education Abroad for International Students|
|Post-Completion OPT Application and Mailing Instructions||OPT Application & Mailing Instructions|
|24-Month STEM OPT Application and Mailing Instructions||Optional Practical Training (OPT) STEM Application & Mailing Instructions|
|Change of Status Application and Mailing Instructions||Change of Status Application and Mailing Instructions|
|Visa Renewal Brochure||Useful Resources, Checklist and info about Automatic Revalidation|
|How Do I Apply for a Texas Driver’s License?||Applying for a Texas Driver’s License Guide|
|How Do I Apply for a Social Security Card?||Social Security Offices and Information|
|International Student Services||972‑883‑4189||ISSOProspective@utdallas.edu (prospective and new students)
ISSOCurrent@utdallas.edu (current students)
|International Risk and Safety||972‑883‑4042||IRSO@utdallas.edu|
|International Partnership Development||972‑883‑6475||IPD@utdallas.edu|