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New International Student Orientation

Mandatory Check-in Workshop

Welcome to NYU! We're so happy you're here.

Now for some serious information: the US government requires all new NYU international students to report their arrival to NYU. To do this, follow the steps listed on this page. And please remember, if you don’t follow these steps, you risk losing your ability to remain legally in the US. 


Complete the arrival form and submit your immigration information to OGS online.

You won’t be able to provide us with these documents until after your arrival to the US. You could scan your documents for free at NYU ITS locations. You will need to have copies (pdf or jpg) of these documents available to complete the form:

  • Passport
  • F-1 or J-1 visa (except for citizens of Canada and Bermuda)
  • I-94 record
  • I-20 or DS-2019
  • Your dependent's documents (if you have a spouse or children here with you as F-2 or J-2 dependents)

Who does NOT have to submit immigration documents:

  • J-1 students sponsored by other organizations (such as Fulbright)
  • Students with I-20s or DS-2019s from NYU's American Language Institute (ALI)

STEP 2     

Attend International Student Orientation.

Learn the basics of keeping legal in the US as an F-1 or J-1 international student, employment in the US, cultural adjustment and coping skills, US classroom culture, safety and security, and more.

If you see your school name next to a session below, it's best for you to go to that session. Please note, if you see a session with a school name, only attend it if you are in that school (for example only CAS students should attend the International Student Orientation for CAS) because the session is specifically designed for students in that school. If your school isn't listed below, feel free to attend any session without a school name included in the title.

Who does NOT have to attend International Student Orientation:

  • Dependents of F-1 and J-1 students
  • International students returning from a leave of absence from NYU
  • F-1 and J-1 students with documents issued by the NYU American Language Institute (ALI)