Important Travel Reminders

The time is almost here to leave for Ghana, 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 Ghana.

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 London, and can continue to assist in answering your questions even when we are not available.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes this Holiday Season!

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 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.

Visa Status Survey & Visa Upload

Students will soon be receiving a mandatory Visa Status Survey from OGS, 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 let us know us know where you are in the visa process by completing that survey as quickly as possible once you receive it. It is imperative that you let us know if you are struggling, 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.

Immigration Information for Newly Admitted Students

The Office of Global Services (OGS) works with all admitted students to help you understand the visa and immigration requirements for your semester abroad.  You should have received an introduction email earlier this week from OGS. Please take note of the following:

IMMEDIATE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Passport must be valid for 6 months after the end of your program.
    • Please use your NYU email address (Net ID) to access this link.
  • Read OGS Visa Instructions
    • Review thoroughly THIS WEEK to ensure you are on track with your immigration requirements.

If at any point you have visa/immigration questions, do not hesitate to contact OGS at 212-998-4242 or ogs.outbound@nyu.edu. Falling behind on your immigration requirements will jeopardize your ability to study abroad this Spring.

Official Acceptance Letters

If you were admitted in October, official acceptance letters were emailed to you on Thursday, October 20th.  Recently admitted students should have received their official acceptance letters by email on November 3rd.

Please make sure you submit the letters to the Ghanaian Consulate with your visa application packet.  Make sure you have checked the instructions on how to obtain your visa to study in Ghana.  Please contact ogs.outbound@nyu.edu with any questions or concerns.

Complete the Study Away Module: ASAP

All NYU Study Away participants are required to complete the Study Away Module.

It contains information about important requirements, resources and offices you need to be aware of as you prepare to study away. It covers logistical information that is consistent across NYU study away sites so that we are able to focus on NYU Accra-specific information during the in-person pre-departure orientation.

The module consists of a webinar, a short questionnaire and travel release confirmation. It should only take you about 5-6 minutes to complete from start to finish. When you are ready to begin the module you can access it by clicking on the link below.

Study Away Module                                                                          

Please note that it is mandatory to complete the Study Away Module for all students. Remember that students currently in New York must also attend the in-person orientation.