Now that you've been admitted to NYU, learn how to get the right visa, plan your trip, and get further resources to help get you settled into life in New York.

  1. Get an NYU I-20 or DS-2019 for your student visa.
    1. If you’re a new student, see our information on getting a US Visa.
    2. If you’re transferring to NYU from another school in the US, review the transfer process.
    3. If you’re already in the US in another immigration status, review the information on changing to F-1 or J-1 status.
    4. If you’re planning to bring a spouse or children with you, see this overview of bringing family
    5. Resource needed for this step: determine your estimated expenses at NYU and understand what financial documentation you need to show to apply for your needed visa documents.
  2. Understand and review the fees that apply to international students at NYU.
  3. Complete the US Immigration Requirements Training.
  4. Submit the required OGS pre-arrival eforms:
    1. Form 1: Student Visa Information
      Provide a copy of your F-1/J-1 visa to OGS, or confirm that you do not need a F-1/J-1 visa to enter the US.
    2. Form 2: US Immigration Requirements Training Confirmation
      Confirm completion of the mandatory self-paced online module.
  5. Plan your trip.
  6. Find a place to stay in New York.
  7. Pack for New York. See our packing tips.
  8. Understand healthcare in the US.
  9. Get tips and resources for living in New York.
  10. Get resources for academic and cultural adjustment.
  11. Learn what you need to do as soon as you arrive at NYU. See our arrival information.


Pre-Orientation is a series of webinars designed to give incoming international students and their families an opportunity to become familiar with the processes and procedures associated with being a student at NYU. In addition to immigration-focused webinars, we offer informational workshops designed to help students thrive at NYU.

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