If you encounter any difficulties in getting your visa application approved or if you have been told that your visa may be significantly delayed, it’s important for you to contact the Office of Global Services so that we may assist you. Additionally, if you're unable to arrive at NYU for the upcoming semester due to COVID-19 related delays, please contact us so that we may discuss your options.

Please note, these directions are meant to help you in your visa application but should not be considered legal advice. The US Department of State ultimately provides the decision on your visa application.


If Your Visa is Delayed

Some students may face visa delays due to security checks based on your field of study, name, country of birth, citizenship, or nationality. Most security checks are handled within 30 days. If yours takes longer, please report this update through our online portal and have ready the information below:

  1. Name and date of birth
  2. NYU ID (“N”) Number
  3. Date of interview
  4. Location of interview
  5. Details of conversation
  6. Attach any handouts from the Consulate
  7. List of any relatives in the US
  8. Detailed description of past visa issues
  9. Your DS-160 (visa application) number

If Your Visa is Denied

If you receive a visa denial, request a denial letter from the US Consulate so that you will understand why your visa was denied. The main reason visas are denied for the US is failure of the applicant to prove they have ties to their home country. Learn more about visa denials. OGS would like to support you in anyway that we can. If you are denied, please report this update through our online portal and have ready the information below:

  1. Name and date of birth
  2. NYU ID (“N”) Number
  3. Date of interview
  4. Location of interview
  5. Details of conversation
  6. Attach any handouts from the Consulate
  7. List of any relatives in the US
  8. Detailed description of past visa issues
  9. Your DS-160 (visa application) number

We will see if there is anything we can do to help you in preparation for your next scheduled interview.