The specific charges in the indictment by a grand jury convened by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg have yet to be disclosed. Trump has said he is innocent. He and his allies have portrayed the charges as politically motivated.
According to AFP, the specific charges will be revealed during Tuesday's hearing. They revolve around the investigation of $130,000 paid to adult film actress Stormy Daniels just days before Trump's election win.
A court official said the arraignment was planned for 2:15 p.m. (1815 GMT) on Tuesday. Bragg will give a news conference afterwards. Trump will return to Florida and deliver remarks from Mar-a-Lago at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, his office said.
As part of his arraignment, Trump would normally undergo the standard booking procedure of being fingerprinted and photographed.
The New York case is one of several probes Trump faces. The former U.S. president is facing several criminal investigations at the state and federal level over possible wrongdoings that threaten his new run at the White House. They include his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state of Georgia, his handling of classified documents, and his possible involvement in the storming of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.