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When You Arrive

Arrival Checklist

Now that you have your visa and planned your trip, all international students at NYU must make sure to take care of all these things once you arrive. We hope you have a fantastic start at NYU!

Step 1: Complete your immigration requirements.

1a. Complete the arrival form and submit your immigration information to OGS online.

You won’t be able to provide us with these documents until after your arrival to the US. You could scan your documents for free at NYU ITS locations. You will need to have copies (pdf or jpg) of these documents available to complete the form:

1b. Add your US address to Albert, accessible through NYU Albert.

Update your US address in Albert (Stern graduate students use For detailed instructions, go to the Update Your Local US Address page. If you fail to update your US address, you are at risk of losing your lawful status in the US. Even if you are staying in a hotel, enter that address, then update your address again once you move to your new apartment or residence hall.

1c. Add your US phone number to Albert, accessible through NYU Albert.

Update your US phone number in Albert (Stern graduate students use For detailed instructions, go to the Update Your US Phone Number page. All international students are required to update their US phone number.

Step 2: Attend International Student Orientation.

Learn the basics of keeping legal in the US as an F-1 or J-1 international student, employment in the US, cultural adjustment and coping skills, US classroom culture, safety and security, and more. Get the details on all our sessions and RSVP on our International Student Orientation page.

Step 3: Understand your legal requirements as an F-1 or J-1 international student at NYU.

As an international student in the US, it's important for you to understand that it is your responsibility to keep your F-1/J-1 status legal and valid throughout the duration of your studies in the US. Review your legal requirements.

Step 4: Get and complete the rest of your arrival checklist.