In order for NYU to validate your arrival in the SEVIS database, you must register with the Office of Global Services immediately upon your arrival. J-1 federal regulations require every exchange visitor to register upon arriving in the U.S., even if you have been in the U.S. in J-1 status before. Program sponsors must report the exchange visitor's arrival in SEVIS within 30 days of the begin date on the DS-2019 form. This cannot be done if the Office of Global Services is not informed of your arrival.
When registering at the Office of Global Services, bring the following original documents (and those of any dependents) with you
When you register with OGS Scholar Services, you will also receive a brief orientation guide that includes information on the J-1 visa status, health insurance, housing, travel outside the U.S., university and community services, and other matters of interest to new exchange visitors.