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14 April 2014

Immigration Matters

Tax filing deadline is April 15

Have you filed  yet? Time is running out! Remember, the deadline to file is April 15. Review our information on taxes. If you are unable to file your forms by April 15, you should apply for an Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

Inviting Family for Graduation

U.S. Consulates do not require an invitation letter from NYU in order for your family to obtain a visa to enter the U.S.  But they do require that family show proof of strong ties to their home country. For more information, see family visits.

Graduating this semester and want to work when you’re finished?

If you are completing your program of studies this May you may be eligible to apply for F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) or J-1 Academic Training (AT).  The latest we recommend you apply is by Thursday, May 1.

Studying or researching outside of the U.S this fall semester?

If you plan to study or research abroad in the fall semester please file this information with the OGS or speak with an advisor immediately.

Is your I-20 or DS-2019 expiring this May and you won’t finish your program by then?

You must then apply for a program extension.  Read the application requirements here. We recommend you apply at least one month before the end date as listed on your document.

Are you changing degree levels at NYU?

Students who move from one degree program to another (such as Associates to Bachelors or Bachelors to Masters) are required to obtain an I-20 for the new program upon admission. Find out how to update your I-20 here.

Taking a leave of absence or required to do military duty?

If you will be taking either a leave of Absence or have military duty, you should first meet with your school advisor at your school's advising center or dean's office. Then, come to OGS during walk-in advising hours to find out how this affects your F-1 student immigration status.

Graduating in May and want to extend your NYU health insurance plan?

You may be able to apply extend your student health insurance for up six months. For more information review the “continuation option” on student health insurance enrollment page.

Programs and Events

Ally Week at NYU

This week is Ally Week and NYU calls on all students, staff and faculty to PLEDGE TO BE AN NYU ALLY to people of a different race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual belief, ability, gender identity/expression, economic class, or identity than their own. Visit nyu.edu/allyweek for more information and here for a complete listing of Ally Week events.

NYU OGS International Student Leadership Award

Did you make NYU a better place for your fellow international students?  Graduating? Click here for eligibility criteria and the application form. Nominations must be made by NYU faculty, administrators, or staff by April 28.

2014 Commencement Breakfast for International Students

Calling all graduating NYU international students! You’re invited to bring your family and friends to our Commencement Breakfast on May 20. Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet and music while celebrating your accomplishments here at NYU. For more information and to register online, click here.

Curricular Practical Training Workshops

Are you an F- 1 student looking to work-off campus during the summer break or after graduation? CPT may be for you! Find out about when they are and how to RSVP on our events calendar. We give an overview explaining Curricular Practical Training (CPT) including the application process and the documents needed to ensure you are able to work when you land that job.

Lawyer Workshops

For all the workshops listed here we will have an immigration lawyer present.

Work Visas for U.S. and Canada

On April 24, learn about basic options available after F-1 Post-Completion OPT both in the U.S. and in Canada. This is especially useful for students and alumni who are concerned about the H-1B quota and lottery, as well as those interested in the job market in Canada. For more information and to RSVP, visit the OGS Events Calendar.

Visas for Entrepreneurs Workshop

Are you an F-1 or J-1 student or an international scholar/professor/researcher

thinking of starting your own company in the U.S.?  On April 30, learn about the visa options available to those who wish to start their own company in the U.S. For more information, visit the OGS Events Calendar.

Life After F-1 OPT and J-1 Academic Training

On May 6, learn about the most common immigration statuses available to students after F-1 OPT or J-1 AT.  These options include the H-1B work visa, E-1, E-2, E-3, TN-1, H-1B1, and the Permanent Resident status [Green Card]. For more information and to RSVP, visit the OGS Events Calendar.

O-1 Visa for Artists

On May 16, a team of immigration lawyers who specialize in artists and entertainers will present on this specialized immigration status. If you are a student or alumni with an arts major or arts background, come and learn the facts about this unique category.  For more information and to RSVP, visit the OGS Events Calendar.