Immigration Process Overview


Get a Passport  

Getting a passport and providing us with a copy of the Bio page is the first step. Check here to Learn More.


Apply for a Visa

Find out if you need a visa, how to apply for one, and about what documents you will need to gather. Check here to Learn More.  


Before Your Travel

In order to board your international flight you will need your passport with valid visa inside. Find out all that you need to know before you travel Here.


After Your Arrival

Find out special considerations for full-year students and what to do if your passport lost or stolen while abroad Here.

Typical Timeline for Immigration Process

Group Application Submission With the Argentine Consulate in New York Individual Submission to the Consulates Outside of New York
  • Due Wednesday, May 1: Complete the required items on your Immigration Checklist
  • In May: Prepare documents for visa application
  • Due Tuesday, June 4: Submit Argentine Visa Application to OGS
  • Due Wednesday, May 1: Complete the required items on your Immigration Checklist
  • May-June: Prepare documents for visa application
  • June-August: Apply for Argentine Visa


Special Note for International Students

If You Are a F-1 Student

To keep your F-1 status abroad you must:

  • Register as a full-time student.
  • Keep a local US address in Albert.
  • Get a travel signature on your I-20 before departing the US.
  • Check your F-1 visa to ensure it will be valid when you plan to return to the US. If you need a new one, review how to renew your U.S. visa.
  • Continue to check your NYU email while you're outside of the US. It's the only way we could contact you if there is any issue with your immigration record.
  • Talk to an advisor at the OGS prior to leaving if you want to work in the US right after you return.

If You Are a J-1 Student

  • You must contact us immediately for guidance if you wish to study abroad for a semester or year.

Are you an international student and want to study or travel outside the US for more than 5 months? Contact us.