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Before You Travel

Before You Travel

Visa and Immigration Assistance

GlobalChek Plus: a self-service immigration application which will help users find specific and up-to-date visa and entry information for upcoming study away travel, extended business travel, or professional appointment/assignment travel.
Please visit NYU Home and search GlobalChek Plus.
Note: you must be signed in to NYU Home.

CIBT: CIBT provides optional visa and passport application, processing, and expediting services. CIBT is a fee-based service provider, with discounted rates for NYU affiliates.

Emergency Information

In addition to contacting local authorities, for overseas emergencies call NYU’s Department of Public Safety in New York at 011-212-998-2222. Public Safety regularly assists with international emergencies.

Info Alert: NYU has a website to provide updates on and detailed information about University operations when major events occur:

In the event the problem is medical or wellness related, the Crisis Response Counselor (CRC) on duty will be contacted. Each NYU Academic site has Health and Safety information posted on their page:

Additional Requirements for Non-US Citizens

If you are not a U.S. Citizen, you may be required to show evidence of your legal status in the United States, especially if you are applying for a visa from this country.

  • Examples of such evidence may include a valid I-20, DS-2019, J-1, H-1B, O-1, E-3, TN, etc.

If you plan to return to the United States after your time abroad: 

  • Faculty and Scholars: Contact NYU OGS Scholar Services before you travel. Please visit the scholars page for additional information.
  • Students: The ability to re-enter the U.S. following travel abroad is considered a benefit of F-1 or J-1 status. It is important that you comply with all immigration regulations and requirements. For an important overview of the travel requirements, review the OISS Travel Workshop by clicking here. You should also meeting with an Inbound International Student Advisor in OGS if you have questions about maintaining your immigration status while abroad.

Global Health Insurance

Please contact the NYU Benefits Office at 212-998-1270 or email (at least 1 to 4 months in advance) to obtain information about which coverage you need to register for and become familiar with before you leave. For additional information on Global Health Insurance click here.

NYU Travel Medicine Services

Contact NYU Travel Medicine Services to schedule a travel consultation prior to travel. If you are traveling on a semester-based or full-year program, please contact NYU Travel Medicine Services 8-12 weeks prior to travel; otherwise, 4-6 weeks prior to travel will generally suffice.

NYU Traveler

All members of the NYU community should use NYU Traveler to book their travel or register travel plans made through other means.

Travel Advisories and Warnings

Please visit Travel.State.Gov to learn of any travel advisories or warnings for your destination country.