Chen Guangcheng and his family will have their passports at the end of this month, sources have told ITV News.
Chinese government officials visited him yesterday to take photos as part of the passport application process.
The Human Rights activist, who escaped house arrest in late April and sought refuge in the US Embassy, was told he could apply to study in the States after a diplomatic stand off between China and the USA.
The blind Chinese activist has arrived in New York where he will stay for the foreeable future, starting a new life.
Chen Guangcheng has arrived at Newark Liberty airport, a suitably named destination.
A plane carrying blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, his wife and their two children, has left Beijing for the Unites States.