Welcome to your NYU Stern First Year in London! We're delighted that you'll be spending your first year at NYU London and can't wait to greet you there. In the meantime, this page will provide useful information to help you get ready for your year abroad.
To be completed as soon as possible
Apply for or Renew Your Passport
If you do not have a passport, or you need to renew your passport, you need to start the application or renewal process immediately. The process of getting or renewing a passport can take up to three months - and you will need to receive your valid passport before you can apply for your UK visa to go to London
The British government requires that your passport be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned return from study abroad. The government retains the right to deny you entry into the UK if your passport is not valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned return, so make sure to renew it now.
US Students who need to renew or get a new passport should have it expedited. To review procedures for having a passport expedited, they should refer to the US government website. They fall under the category of needing a passport for a foreign visa within 4 weeks.
Students who have already submitted their passport—without having already asked for it to be expedited—can still request expedited processing by contacting a customer service center.
If you are a US citizen applying for your first passport, you must schedule an appointment in advance in order to submit your documents in person at an official passport acceptance facility (see website for locations). It can sometimes take at least two weeks to get an appointment, so make sure to schedule one as soon as possible.
If you are not a US citizen, please check with your country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the passport application process and timeline.
Stay tuned for more information about these next steps
Complete the Immigration Process
NYU's Office of Global Services (OGS) will be your main contact in navigating the immigration and visa process. You will find more information on the OGS student visa information and resources pages.
Please update your contact information in NYUHome to ensure that all materials get to you promptly.
NYUHome is an excellent resource which provides you with an NYU email address, information on your bursar account and access to NYU classes. You can find instructions on the NYUHome page.
Global Student Enrollment Portal
You should receive access to an internal Enrollment Portal via an email to your @nyu.edu email address. Included will be a personalized checklist and information related to housing, immigration and academics. Students will be required to complete all checklist items prior to the start of Fall semester.