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International

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.

International Student Resources

The ISSO provides the following advising assistance to help you manage your immigration status.

Advising Hours

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.

Email Advising

Location and Mailing Address

Student Services Building, SSB 3.400
The University of Texas at Dallas
International Student Services
800 W. Campbell Rd., SSB34
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone

  • Office: 972-883-4189
  • Fax: 972-883-4010

Legal Assistance

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

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.

 Visa Student Resources

Resources for International Students and Family

 Immigration Services

Forms Description
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

IC Department Contacts