Friday, April 30 is a very important deadline for students who are planning to study or research abroad in the fall semester, apply for Optional Practical Training or Academic Training, or need a program extension.
IMMIGRATION MATTERS Employment Application Apr. 30 Deadline for Students Completing This Semester
If you are completing your program of studies by May 2010 you may be eligible to apply for F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) or J-1 Academic Training (AT). The deadline to apply at the OISS is Friday, April 30.
To view the F1 Post Completion OPT mandatory workshop, see http://www.nyu.edu/life/student-life/international-students-and-scholars/legal-matters/workshops.html . F-1 students must view the complete on-line OPT workshop and complete the survey form at the end.
For J-1 Post Completion AT information, view www.nyu.edu/life/student-life/international-students-and-scholars/legal-matters/employment/j-1-off-campus-work-.html .
Study or Research Abroad Deadline April 30 F-1 students who plan to study or research abroad in the fall semester must officially file this information with the OISS by April 30, as detailed in this link
www.nyu.edu/life/student-life/international-students-and-scholars/legal-matters/obtaining-and-maintaining-status-/study-and-research-abroad.html . J-1 students who wish to research or study abroad must contact an OISS Advisor directly for guidance.
Program Extension If your I-20 or DS-2019 form expires in May 2010 and you are unable to complete your program, you must apply for a program extension. Read the application requirements at www.nyu.edu/life/student-life/international-students-and-scholars/legal-matters/obtaining-and-maintaining-status-/program-extension.html . The application deadline is April 30. Application approval is subject to meeting immigration regulation requirements.
Change of Program Students who move from one degree program to another at NYU (such as Associate to Bachelor or Bachelor to Master?s) need to obtain an I-20 for the new program upon admission. To do so, review the guidance here: http://www.nyu.edu/life/student-life/international-students-and-scholars/legal-matters/obtaining-and-maintaining-status-/change-of-program-.html.This includes LSP (Liberal Studies Program) students transitioning from Associate to Bachelor level, who should contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding this process.
Check Status of Your OPT Application at USCIS If you have mailed your F-1 OPT application to the USCIS, you should receive a Notice of Receipt from the USCIS within 3 weeks. If you did not get a Notice of Receipt, confirm the delivery with your express mail company by tracking it online. If you did receive the notice, go to https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard.do and enter the EAC number in the box. Once you receive your EAD card, make sure all the information is correct and keep it safe. If you did not get a Notice of Receipt within 3 weeks, contact the OISS.
May Completion Date and Continuation of NYU Health Insurance Students who are completing degrees May 2010 and have applied for the F-1 OPT or the J-1 AT are eligible to apply for an extension of the NYU Health Insurance. If you wish to apply first visit the OISS during walk-in hours to obtain the OPT/AT letter from the OISS. Second, bring the OISS letter to Student Health Insurance Services (726 Broadway, Suite 346) to apply. Deadline to apply is August 20.
Summer Travel? Review your I-20 or DS-2019 to see if you need a new travel signature. If you are not sure, review the mandatory travel workshop at www.nyu.edu/life/student-life/international-students-and-scholars/legal-matters/workshops.html
Bring your passport, I-94 and I-20 or DS-2019 to the OISS walk-in hours for a travel signature. Apply for a new document if any information has changed or if you need an extension to study. Note that you must obtain a new I-20 or DS-2019 before your current document expires.
NYU OISS 561 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012-1402 Tel. 1.212.998.4720 Fax. 1.212.995.4115 E-mail: email@example.com Web site: www.nyu.edu/oiss
Hours of Operation: Monday ? Friday, 9:00 a.m. ? 5:00 p.m. Academic Year Walk-In Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 1:00 p.m. ? 4:00 p.m.