1-800-354-0365 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
311 and say “ActionNYC”
All New Yorkers regardless of immigration status may access free, safe immigration legal help over the phone and in their language. To make an appointment, call the ActionNYC Hotline at 1-800-354-0365, Monday through Friday, from 9AM to 6PM or call 311 and say “ActionNYC”.
Through ActionNYC, a legal team can:
-Provide comprehensive immigration legal consultations;
-Offer information and advice about possible forms of immigration relief available;
-Help with a range of cases including citizenship, green card renewals, DACA, TPS and more!
Learn more at www.nyc.gov/actionnyc
NYCitizenship legal services are solely provided by the New York Legal Assistance Group through a city-wide partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
No appoinments at this time 311 | 212-613-5000
NYCitizenship is a city program that helps NYC residents to apply for citizenship easily, meet with a trusted lawyer, and obtain free financial counseling if eligible. Services take place at selected public libraries.
If you think you are eligible for this services set up an appointment by calling 311. When prompted, say “citizenship appointment” to set up an appointment to meet with a legal representative at a library near you. Note: The program is not accepting new clients at this time.
Watch this video to learn about the process of applying to become a U.S. citizen.
Many important services and benefits are available to all people, regardless of immigration status. Some of these services are for emergency needs. The services listed below are available to all people, including undocumented immigrants.
—Children under 19 are eligible for health insurance under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
—Pregnant women, children under 5 years of age, and mothers of babies up to 6 months old (or 12 months if breastfeeding) are eligible for nutrition education, nutritious food and breastfeeding support under the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
—Prenatal care for pregnant women under the Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP)
—Domestic violence counseling
—HIV testing and counseling
—Poison control hotline
—Food pantry services
—Child welfare and foster care services
—Public school education
—School breakfast and lunch programs
—Senior services and senior center programs provided by the Department for the Aging
—Services that protect against consumer fraud provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs
— Protection against discrimination provided by the Human Rights Commission
—Services and facilities provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation
—Services provided by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
—Public library services and special events
— Public transportation
— Police protection, and
— Fire protection.
A person can be labeled as a “public charge” if they use some government benefits and plan to apply for a green card. This can affect your immigration status. Not all government programs affect your immigration status so please click here to see what programs are part of the new “public charge” rule. The rule went into full application on February 24, 2020. Note that the application for green cards that not adhere to the rule will be rejected.
Please remember, not all government programs are part of the “public charge” rule.
La nueva ley de “public charge” o “carga pública” aplica a las personas que usan algunos beneficios o programas del gobierno y que desean aplicar a residencia americana. Esto puede afectar el proceso de inmigración.
Acceda la guía de carga pública aquí y diríjase a la segunda página para saber cuales programas y beneficios están bajo la regla de “carga pública”.
IDNYC is a free identification card for all New York City residents age 10 and older. To apply for one, find how here. All New Yorkers can have an IDNYC regardless of their citizenship, residency, visa or documented immigration status. Everyone can have a NYC identification card.
Make the Road NY helps people with legal services in the areas of immigration, housing, employment, and benefits as well as support for the TGNCIQ community.
Additionally, MTRNY offer adult education classes, youth training and college access assistance, health insurance enrollment, medical debt reduction assistance, nutrition support, and a food pantry.
Find their offices in Bushwick (Brooklyn), Jackson Heights (Queens), Port Richmond (Staten Island), Brentwood (Long Island), and White Plains (Westchester).
To find out about other services that Make The Road has please click HERE.