Important Travel Reminders

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

Two important reminders for best practices when traveling to Argentina:

  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.

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Updated Immigration Information: Obtaining your visa after arrival in Argentina

All students who hold a passport from the countries listed here will obtain their visa after arrival. Please see the detailed instructions below regarding obtaining your visa in Argentina.

If you hold more than one passport, please contact Meredith Hansen at OGS immediately to confirm the passport with which you will enter Argentina: Meredith.hansen@nyu.edu

You should have received an email from OGS in late December which included a program support letter. Please print that letter and bring it with you to Argentina in your carry-on luggage.

After arrival at NYU Buenos Aires, all students will complete the following mandatory steps:

  1. Date of Arrival: all students must submit their passports for a photocopy.
  2. Friday of Orientation Week – February 3: (NYU Law students will complete this step on January 20). Students will have their fingerprints taken to process their local Argentinian criminal records. Students will receive instructions regarding this process from NYU Buenos Aires upon arrival. The fee for this process is 200 AR$ or about 12 US$.
  3. Friday, February 17 and 24: (NYU Law Students will complete this step on January 26). Students will attend interviews for their visa applications.
    • The date for the interview will be given to you by NYU Buenos Aires and cannot be rescheduled. No exceptions will be made.
    • The staff at NYU Buenos Aires will put together your paperwork and will arrange transportation to the interview. Students will be required to pay a fee of 1000 AR$ or about 63 US$. As of August 2015, this fee will only be acceptable in cash (Argentine pesos).
    • Students should plan to spend at least 3 hours at the interview site
    • Students will be notified via email and other means with specific instructions one week prior to the interview
  4. Approximately 2 weeks after visa interview: students will be notified via email that their visas have been approved. The visas will be placed in students’ mailboxes with specific instructions regarding traveling with the visa.

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!

It’s early December: Where should I be in the visa process?

Visa required for entry:

Students who are required to obtain a visa prior to entry into Argentina will receive an email from OGS and NYU Buenos Aires with their entry permit in the next few weeks. Upon receiving this permit, students are encouraged to make an appointment with the Consulate General of Argentina to apply for the visa. Please contact Meredith Hansen at the Office of Global Services if you have any questions about your visa process – meredith.hansen@nyu.edu; 212-998-4157.

Visa not required for entry:

Students who are not required to obtain a visa prior to entry into Argentina will be receiving an email from OGS containing two support letters in the coming weeks. These letters will indicate to the airline and border control that you are attending NYU Buenos Aires and will obtain your visa upon arrival.

Citizens of Canada and Australia are required to pay the reciprocity fee. US citizens are currently exempt from this fee. Information about the reciprocity fee can be found here. Once you pay the fee, you must send your receipt (with your name and passport number on it) to ogs.outbound@nyu.edu. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Meredith Hansen in the Office of Global Services – meredith.hansen@nyu.edu; 212-998-4157.

Visiting Students: NYU Email ONLY!

After today, December 1, we’ll be emailing all correspondence, including blog updates, to your NYU Email account ONLY. Please make sure you have activated it so you receive important communications such as your ebill and visa instructions!

It’s easy to do: see here for details, including how to set up mail forwarding so messages sent to your NYU Email address also go directly to the email address of your choice.

It’s early November: Where should I be in the visa process?

At this stage, it is VITAL that you have completed the steps below to ensure that you are on track to obtain your visa on time.

    • 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.
    • Refer to this chart in the instructions to identify which visa/immigration category is most appropriate for your personal circumstances.

Questions about the visa/immigration process should be directed to 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.

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.

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 Buenos Aires-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.