Now that you have your visa and planned your trip, all international students at NYU must make sure to take care of all these things once you arrive. We hope you have a fantastic start at NYU!

Required Tasks


Attend International Student Orientation

OGS International Student Orientation is mandatory for your first semester in the US and comes in two parts: the US Immigration Requirements Training (a self-paced online module) and the International Student Meeting. Both parts of the orientation are required for all new international students in F-1 or J-1 status at NYU. To get the most out of the International Student Meeting, please be sure to complete the US Immigration Requirements Training before the International Student Meeting you choose to attend. Get more details and the links to sign up on our International Student Orientation page.


Complete Your Immigration Requirements

2a. Complete the Arrival Form and Submit Your Immigration Information to OGS Online

The US government requires all international students in F-1 and J-1 status to report their arrival to their schools. You must submit the Report Your Arrival eforms one time after obtaining an NYU SEVIS record.

Report your arrival to NYU online by submitting the OGS Report Your Arrival eforms.

You likely already submitted forms 1 and 2 prior to your arrival to NYU. If you haven’t already submitted them, submit them now. 

All F-1 and J-1 students must submit forms 3 and 4 after their arrival to NYU. You should not submit forms 3 and 4 if you are not already in the US.

You will need to have copies (PDF or JPG) of these documents available to complete these forms:

  • Passport
  • F-1 or J-1 visa (except for citizens of Canada and Bermuda)
  • I-94 record
  • I-20 or DS-2019
Sample F-1 Visa

Sample F-1 Visa

Sample I-94

Sample I-94

2b. Add Your US Address to Albert, Accessible Through NYU Albert

Update your US address in Albert (Stern graduate students use For detailed instructions, go to the Update Your Local US Address page. If you fail to update your US address, you are at risk of losing your lawful status in the US. Even if you are staying in a hotel, enter that address, then update your address again once you move to your new apartment or residence hall.

2c. Add Your US Phone Number to Albert Accessible Through NYU Albert

Update your US phone number in Albert (Stern graduate students use For detailed instructions, go to the Update Your US Phone Number page. All international students are required to update their US phone number.


Understand Your Legal Requirements as an F-1 or J-1 International Student at NYU

As an international student in the US, it's important for you to understand that it is your responsibility to keep your F-1/J-1 status legal and valid throughout the duration of your studies in the US. Review your legal requirements.

Get and Complete the Rest of Your Arrival Checklist