Immigration and Visa Issues


Where do I go for information and advisement regarding immigration and my student visa?

NYU’S Office for Global Services (OGS)

In liaison with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NYU’s Office for Global Services (OGS) coordinates services for F-1 and J-1 international students, scholars, and their dependents, including information related to I-20s, visa applications, employment, and tax status. OGS provides the most current and accurate information regarding U.S. government regulations governing immigration issues and your visa. It is your responsibility to obtain, understand, and abide by U.S. government regulations governing your status while in the U.S.

The OGS office is located 383 Lafayette Street. For more information regarding the services of OGS, visit the comprehensive OGS website, call 212-998-4720 or email

OGS Mandatory Requirements Check-in

All international students are required to complete the US Immigration and Requirements Training webinar before arriving in the US. All students must attend an International Student Meeting within 10 days of arrival in New York.  

OGS Workshops

​OGS offers​ a host of​ online advising workshops ​​​in order to assist you in the visa and I-20 application process. Additionally, once you are settled at Wagner, OGS offers workshops throughout the year in a variety of topics including travel regulations, off-campus employment and optional practical training (CPT and OPT), as well as how to make the most of your time at NYU. 

OGS Drop-In & Virtual Advising Hours

  • You may see an advisor without an appointment during drop-in hours. Drop-in hours are available at both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Campus. 
  • If you can't make it to the OGS office in-person, and need to speak to an advisor one-on-oneyou can schedule an online appointment
  • If you need to make an appointment for a more extensive advising session, you can reach out to them at (212) 998-4720 or through their contact request form and request an appointment with an advisor. 

OGS Newsletter and Programs

International students are automatically subscribed to the weekly online OGS newsletter, which provides international students with information and updates about immigration and workshops.

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