When completing your graduate application, please be sure to use your full, legal name as it appears on your passport. The use of any other names, such as nicknames, will cause serious delays in applying for your US visa. All international applicants must have an international address as their permanent address. The US government mandates that you include a permanent, international address to receive your visa.
Once you are admitted, you will apply for an I-20 to receive an F1 student visa with your acceptance package. You need financial documentation when applying for a visa, but financial documents should not be submitted with your application for admission. Please be prepared to pay additional fees for processing your I-20 from NYU and your student visa from the US government.
If you’re currently in the US at another school or recently completed your program at another US school and need to transfer your immigration record to NYU, please review the Office of Global Services' instructions to transfer to NYU.
Heightened security measures may result in delays in processing your I-20 and your student visa requests. Please apply for these credentials as soon as possible as it may take up to 8 weeks to process your documents. Use overnight and express mail wherever possible.
More information is available on the NYU's Office of Global Services Pre-Arrival website.