Introducing: The Office of Global Services (OGS)

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, your OGS advisor. My name is Aaron Reynolds and I will be your primary contact person for all visa related questions. Please keep in mind that Nyoka Joseph and the rest of the Global Programs team will be your primary contact for everything non-visa related to your semester abroad.

On Tuesday, October 11 you should have received an email directly from our office. This email highlights our comprehensive visa instructions which help you navigate whether or not you require a visa, and if so, how to apply for one.

You should begin to familiarize yourself with the various UK immigration categories that may be applicable. Our office has created this chart to help you identify the most appropriate visa type based on your circumstances (how long you will be studying in the UK, whether or not you will be working, citizenship, etc.).

Once you have decided which immigration category applies to you, you will complete our Determine Your UK Immigration Status form. Students in the US who need to apply for a visa are also invited (and strongly encouraged) to participate in Batch Processing, where OGS reviews your application and submits it to the Consulate on your behalf. Additional information will be sent regarding all of the above in the coming weeks.

Deadlines for students who needs visas will come up quickly, so please be sure to check your email on a regular basis and to get in touch if you have any questions at all.

You will work with an advisor at OGS to ensure that you are able to arrive at your study abroad site with the appropriate documentation to study.  You will receive emails from OGS, but know that I am your primary contact for immigration related questions and you can reach out to me at or 212-998-4128.

OGS Contact Information:

  • Email
  • Gchat: Add to your gchat contact list and reach out anytime you see us available!
  • Call +1-212-998-4242 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Eastern Time)
  • Starting October 17*, walk-in Advising Hours at 383 Lafayette Street are:
    • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 10:00am – 4:00 pm
    • Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00am – 5:00pm

*If you need to meet with an advisor between now and Monday, October 17, please contact your advisor (information above) to schedule an appointment.


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