Media Credentials in New York
New York Foreign Press Center
The Center is located at:
150 East 52nd Street
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212) 317-8325 | Fax: (212) 317-8355
New York City has several kinds of credentials for foreign journalists.
The New York Foreign Press Center issues its own credential, which is
valid for two years and renewable at the end of that period for members on continuing assignment.
The New York Police Department also issues press passes to journalists who frequently need to cross police lines. If you qualify for an NYPD press pass, the Center will help you apply for it in addition to the Press Center pass.
United Nations credentials are needed for access to the U.N.
New York Foreign Press Center Pass:
You must apply in person. Telephone the New York Foreign Press Center to make an appointment with the program officer for your country. When you come to the Center for your appointment, you need to bring your passport with your I-visa or green card as well as two letters.
The letters, originals, in English and on letterhead, will be kept on file at the Foreign Press Center:
(1) A letter from the director of your news organization in your country or from the U.S. bureau chief. It must name you as a journalist assigned to the New York area, state the nature of your assignment, and, if possible, indicate the approximate duration.
NOTE: IF YOU WISH TO OBTAIN A LETTER FOR THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, YOUR NEWS ORGANIZATION LETTER MUST INDICATE YOUR ASSIGNMENT DURATION IN NEW YORK.
(2) A letter from your country’s consulate. This should verify the company you work for is a news organization. Once the Foreign Press Center has accepted your letters and verified your journalist status, a NYFPC press card will be issued by scheduling an appointment with the appropriate program officer.
New York Police Press Pass:
If you are interested in obtaining a NYC Police Department pass, information can be found at: http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/nypd/html/dcpi/presscred.html.
For information about U.N. press passes, call or visit the U.N. Department of Press and Information Liaison and Accreditation Office at:
United Nations Building
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 963-7164.
[a former member]
2005-06-18 00:38:45 UTC
Jun 24 2006