Just got accepted to a US-based NYU site? Congratulations! If you are already in the US as an F-1 or J-1 student at another institution, you must transfer your immigration sponsorship NYU. Follow these steps to learn how. Please note that students admitted to NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, or Global Liberal Studies students starting the first year of their program at an NYU site outside the US should not have their SEVIS record transferred to NYU.
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Please note, these directions are meant to help you in completing your application but should not be considered legal advice. The US Department of State ultimately provides the decision on your visa application.
To be eligible for NYU sponsorship of F-1 or J-1 student status, you need to be accepted to a full-time academic program at a US-based NYU site and have an official admission notice from NYU along with an NYU University ID number. If you are not yet admitted to NYU and have questions about how to apply, or you need to obtain a copy of your NYU admission letter, please visit NYU admissions.
You must have your current international student advisor:
In order to do this, when completing the application for an I-20 (below), you will need to provide the name and email address of an international student advisor at your current school. We will email you when your advisor has completed their portion of the online application. NYU can only issue an I-20 for you once your current school releases your F-1 record to us in SEVIS and your SEVIS release date has passed. Be sure that the mailing address you provide to us in your application will continue to be valid until you receive your I-20.
Fill out the I-20/DS-2019 Application for Newly Admitted Students online. To access the application you will need to have your NYU ID number. This is the number you received from NYU that starts with "N" and is followed by 8 numbers, for example, N12345678. You will also need your NYUHome/email address and password. Review the application checklist to ensure you have all you need to successfully complete the online application.
In order to complete your application, you will need to have
*You must be logged into your NYU email account in order to access the application. If you're logged into your NYU account and you still have problems, please:
Keep a photocopy of your I-20/DS-2019 Application and all attached documents for your records.
Once we receive your application we will start working on your I-20 or DS-2019. We’ll email you if your application is missing anything so make sure to check your NYU email while you’re waiting for your document.
Approximately 2 weeks after submitting a complete application, your I-20 or DS-2019 will be ready to express ship to you. Be sure to read all of the material we send you, as we will be sending you other important information you need to know!
For any newly admitted international student who is a citizen of one of the countries included in President Trump's January 27 Executive Order, we can issue an I-20 or DS-2019 if and when you apply for a document from our office, but you will be unable to apply for a visa during this time. If you are currently in the US at another college or university, you will still be able to transfer your SEVIS record to us during this time. Learn more about the Executive Order by clicking the link below.
Once your SEVIS record is transferred, you begin your studies at NYU. If you plan to travel outside of the US before you begin your program at NYU, you can reenter the US with your new transfer I-20 from NYU and a valid visa.
Review what to do when you arrive to find out what you will need to do to successfully begin your program at NYU as an international student.