General Information on Visa Assistance at NYU
International Scholar Services provides visa assistance for NYU faculty, researchers, and visiting scholars upon request by sponsoring departments. NYU reserves visa assistance for foreign nationals on academic (i.e. teaching and research) appointments only, both short and long-term. Visa assistance is not provided for support or technical staff, nor administration positions. Upon department request and in consultation with the prospective scholar, International Scholar Services makes a determination about an appropriate visa. A minimum of 3-month lead time for all new scholars arriving from overseas is required for all visa types though 6 months is recommended for H-1B and O-1 visas. Required lead time takes into account time needed for International Scholar Services to process documents and file petitions, and for scholars to obtain visas overseas.
All visa petitions must be filed through International Scholar Services. Privately retained attorneys do not have authority to represent the University in these matters unless authorized by International Scholar Services in consulation with the University's Office of Legal Counsel.