Important Travel Reminders

The time is almost here to leave for France, but before you depart for the airport make sure you have all of your immigration needs taken care of! It is important to keep any immigration related paperwork on your person/in your carry-on luggage and ready for your arrival in France.

Two important reminders for best practices when traveling abroad:

1.     In order to board your international flight you will need your passport.  You should have copies of your passport elsewhere.  OGS recommends keeping a color copy of your passport and visa separately in your carry-on luggage.  You should also have access to a digital encrypted copy of your passport and visa online that can be obtained from any computer.  Additionally, you may want to leave a copy of your passport and visa with a parent or guardian, or whomever you trust and would call in an emergency. If your passport/visa is lost or stolen having a copy of such may help expedite getting a replacement.

2.    After you arrive at your study away site, you should register with your local Embassy or Consulate.  U.S. citizens can register with the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program     which will automatically alert the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate to your presence in country.  Non-U.S. citizens should register with the relevant home country Embassy or Consulate abroad.

Reminder: Complete the Visa Status Survey & Upload a copy of your Visa


OGS sent a mandatory Visa Status Survey to all students in December (unless you have already informed us that you have obtained your visa or if we know that a visa is not required based on your citizenship). Please fill out this survey as soon as possible so we know where you are in the visa process. It is imperative that you let us know if you are struggling, are in need of assistance or are delayed in applying for your visa. If this is the case, please contact OGS immediately at ogs.outbound@nyu.edu or 212-998-4242.

If you have already received your visa, OGS requires that you upload a copy using the Visa Upload. If you have not received your visa yet, please indicate this on the Visa Status Survey and then upload a copy of your visa to us once you receive it.

Offices Closing for Winter Break

NYU’s Office of Global Programs and Office of Global Services, as well as most other departments around NYU, will be closed for the winter break starting at 4pm EST on Friday, December 23rd. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 4th at 9am EST.  Both the Office of Global Programs and the Office of Global Services will not be monitoring voicemail or emails during this time.

We understand that questions may come up while our office is closed – if so, please use the “Search” tool within this blog to see if we have covered it already (in many cases, we have!). This blog is meant to be your main resource of things to know and do regarding Paris, and can continue to assist in answering your questions even when we are not available.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes this Holiday Season!

Reminder: Group Processing Passports are Ready!

If you participated in group processing through NYU, your passport is now ready to be picked up or mailed out!  If you are in the NYC area, please come to OGS (located at StudentLink at 383 Lafayette Street),  Monday, Tuesday,  Friday from 9am until 5pm or Wednesday and Thursday 9am until 6pm to pick-up your passport.  Please note, these hours will change after December 16th. If you are outside the NYC area, please send an email to ogs.outbound@nyu.edu to arrange mailing of your passport. Please note if you have not picked up or contacted OGS to mail your visa documents or passport by December 23rd at noon you must wait until January 4th.

Visa Status Survey & Visa Upload

OGS sent a mandatory Visa Status Survey to all students this morning (unless you have already informed us that you have obtained your visa, participated in Group Processing or if we know that a visa is not required based on your citizenship). Please fill out this survey as soon as possible so we know where you are in the visa process. It is imperative that you let us know if you are struggling, are in need of assistance or are delayed in applying for your visa. If this is the case, please contact OGS immediately at ogs.outbound@nyu.edu or 212-998-4242.

If you have already received your visa, OGS requires that you upload a copy using the Visa Upload. If you have not received your visa yet, please indicate this on the Visa Status Survey and then upload a copy of your visa to us once you receive it.

University of Paris Registration

NYU Paris has been contacting students who need to submit additional documentation for their University of Paris registration. If you receive an email from NYU Paris regarding the University of Paris registration please respond immediately.

OGS is collecting the remaining photos to mail to NYU Paris. If you have been contacted to submit a photo please do so by Friday, December 9th at 5pm. Please remember to write your name and N Number on the back of the photo. You can submit the photos to OGS at StudentLink (383 Lafayette Street).

If you are in the US but not currently in New York, please mail them to NYU Office of Global Services, ATTN: Jessica Walker, 383 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003.

If you are currently not in the US you should mail them directly to  NYU Paris, ATTN: Maura Fenotti, 57 Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris, France 75005.

Group Processing Passports are Ready!

If you participated in group processing through NYU, your passport is now ready to be picked up or mailed out!  If you are in the NYC area, please come to OGS (located at StudentLink at 383 Lafayette Street),  Monday, Tuesday,  Friday from 9am until 5pm or Wednesday and Thursday 9am until 6pm to pick-up your passport.  Please note, these hours will change after December 16th. If you are outside the NYC area, please send an email to ogs.outbound@nyu.edu to arrange mailing of your passport.