Learn the basics of maintaining valid immigration status in the US as a J-1 Research Scholar, Professor, Short-Term Scholar, Student Intern, or Specialist at NYU.

For new J-1 Exchange Visitors, it is mandatory to attend one J-1 orientation session. Our J-1 Orientation is designed to help you understand your rights and responsibilities, as well as help you adjust to life in NYC.

If you haven’t already done so, please register your arrival with OGS and upload your immigration documents to the OGS Online Check In before attending orientation. Please email ogs.scholars@nyu.edu with any questions.

We recommend that you have your passport, DS-2019, and I-94 record on-hand during the orientation session. We will discuss each of these documents, and you may find it useful to have them in hand as we go through the session.

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