Step 2 - Submit your I-20/DS-2019 Application to the OGS
Once you have been admitted to NYU, apply for your I-20/DS-2019 application as soon as you have your NYU Net ID and password. Please remember, you must be admitted to a full-time academic program at NYU in order to eligible to apply for an I-20/DS-2019. If you are transferring from another institution in the U.S., follow the procedure to transfer to NYU and be sure to submit your completed transfer form along with your I-20/DS-2019 application. The OGS strongly recommends that you file your application at least three
months prior to your intended start date in case of visa delays or security
checks for administrative processing. Application instructions are included in the application form. Standard processing is ten business days for complete applications.
There is a recommended filing deadline of June 1. The OGS will continue to process applications received after this date, however students may face difficulty in arriving for the first day of classes if you are outside the United States and submit your application after June 1 and need to apply for a student visa at a United States Consulate abroad.
The Office of Global Services now offers an online form that you can use to check the status of your I-20/DS-2019 application directly. Click here to access it. You'll need your netID (e.g. tfs233) and password (the same one you use to log into your NYU email account). You'll also need your N-number (such as N12345678) and the year you were born. Once you've got that information, click on the link above, fill out the form, and check your NYU email. You should get a message from us within ten minutes.
You will only get an update if you've already sent us your application and we have entered it into our records. It may take us a few days to get you on our list, so be patient. If you haven't sent us your application, make sure you get it to us as soon as possible. You should get an automatic update within ten minutes of filling out the form, but it may take a bit longer when we are getting a lot of requests. The response that you receive reflects what is in our records. If you think we have something wrong, simply respond to the email to send a message to email@example.com.
Please note: This applies to all students except for students under one of the exchange programs between NYU and your home university. In this case, your NYU school will submit a request for J-1 status to the
OGS on your behalf.