Visa for NYU Paris


Just got accepted to NYU Paris? Congratulations! Read on to find out how to get your visa for Paris. For information on program details and living recommendations, contact the Office of Global Programs or go to the NYU Paris page.

PLEASE NOTE: The following resources are intended for students attending a study away program through the Office of Global Programs at NYU Paris.

Find out if you need a visa

Determine whether you'll need a visa by using GlobalChek Plus.

  • GlobalChek Plus is a self-service immigration tool to help you determine whether or not you will require a visa to study away. This is NOT your visa application.
  • To use GlobalChek Plus, log in to -> click on GlobalChek Plus Login (bottom left side of page) -> run New Visa Query -> under Purpose of Trip, select STUDENT – STUDY AWAY PROGRAM @ NYU Paris.
  • Note:
    • If you are a visiting student not enrolled at NYU, you will need to contact your program administrator or admissions office for information on getting access to NYU Home.
    • Please note, you must use your NYU email address.
    • If you are a citizen of more than one country, you can select multiple citizenships.
    • Your “origin country” is the country from where you will be departing.
    • Enter your NYU program dates.
    • Carefully review the “Travel Information” generated for you. The information will automatically be emailed to you.

Visa information: Visa required prior to entry. You must complete the Campus France online process before applying for a visa.

How long it takes to get a visa

  • The earliest you can apply for your visa is 90 days before your departure. You should begin the French visa process at least 2 months before your departure. First, you must register with Campus France, which takes 3 weeks to process. After that, the French Consulate generally takes 2 weeks to process your visa. You should register with Campus France immediately and book your consulate appointment as soon as possible.
    • Please note: If you do not need to obtain a visa based on your citizenship, you do not have to complete the Campus France process, but you still must check your NYU email regularly for other important updates.
    • The information on Campus France below pertains to Campus France USA only - if you are a non-U.S. citizen and will be applying for your visa from your home country, please contact an OGS advisor for more information.

Prepare before you apply

Step 1

Make sure you have a valid passport.

If you do not have a passport or need to renew yours, use an expedited method to obtain it immediately. OGS will not be able to request the necessary immigration documents for you until you have a valid passport.

Step 2

Complete the Student Information Form.

Complete with personal information exactly as it appears on your passport.  

Step 3

Submit a copy of the photo & signature pages of your passport to OGS.

Register with Campus France.

  • Create an Etudes en France account with Campus France using the instructions given.
  • Mail in your Campus France packet, which contains:
    • Your official NYU acceptance letter (emailed to you from OGS)
    • A money order for $180 addressed to MCUFEU with your name and Campus France ID number on the memo line (no cash/checks)
    • Send this packet to:

Campus France USA,

4101 Reservoir Rd. NW,

Washington, D.C. 20007

  • Check your Etudes en France account (not your personal email) for your receipt and your registration confirmation. You will need to print and bring both your receipt and registration confirmation to the consulate for your visa appointment.

Apply for a visa

Step 1

Find out which consulate you will apply for your visa at.

  • NYU students in NY can apply at the New York Consulate
  • Search the French Consulates in the U.S. to determine where your local consulate is. You will apply for your visa at your local consulate. You will have to prove your residency in the consulate’s jurisdiction with your driver’s license or student ID. Please note, Campus France will send your confirmation to the consulate that corresponds with the address you list when completing your PASTEL account. The address you list in Campus France must correspond with the consulate where you will apply for your visa.
  • If you are an international student and will be applying for your visa in your home country, search the French Consulates abroad instead.

Step 2

Complete your visa application.

  • If you are applying at the NYC Consulate, fill out this visa application. If you are applying at another consulate, fill out the application provided on their website.

Step 3

Make an appointment to submit your visa application.

  • Once you submit your Campus France paperwork, book your appointment with the consulate for at least 3 weeks later. You do NOT need to have your confirmation from Campus France to book your appointment, but you will need to bring it with you when you go to the consulate.

Step 4

Receive your visa.

Once you have your visa, you're ready to go. Pack those bags!

*Please note that different consulates have different requirements. You should visit the website of your local consulate or embassy to make sure you have everything you need.

Special note for international students:

If you are an F-1 student, to keep your F-1 status while 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.