Diversity Visa Program (DV-2024) is now open

Entrants can file electronically or come to Immigration Advocacy for assistance. The official website for entry is or for filing and instructions. Please note that there is a lot of fraud out there when it comes to the lottery. These sites are legal government sites. Contact us to get started>>.


Afghanistan has been designated for Temporary Protected Status.

Any Afghan who has been here since 3/15/22 has been granted Temporary Protected Status. More details here>>.

Ukraine has been designated for Temporary Protected Status.

Any Ukrainian who has been here since 3/1/22 has been granted Temporary Protected Status. More details here>>.

Venezuela has been designated for Temporary Protected Status.

Any Venezuelan who has been here since 3/8/21 can apply and will get Employment Authorization and Social Security number valid through 9/9/2022. More details here>>.

El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Nepel, Nicaragua and Sudan has been designated for Temporary Protected Status.

Temporary Protected Status has been granted to El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Nepel, Nicaragua and Sudan until 12/22.


DACA filings have been reinstated. Please call us for an appointment to see if you qualify.


As of March 9 2021 applicants for Adjustment of Status are no longer required to submit form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency.


Monday 10-4pm, Tuesday 10-1pm, Wednesday 10-4pm, Thursday 10-1pm and Friday 10-1pm with limited staff.

In person visits by appointment only.

Please call 718-956-8218 during office hours to schedule an appointment.


Masks are mandatory!

We will be practicing social distancing so due to our limited space please have only the individuals that are directly related to the case come into the office.

  • Please do not bring in family members.
  • Keep in mind Missed appointments may take up to a month to reschedule.
  • Please do not come more than 15 minutes before your appointment.
  • Please bring in all required documents as to limit your visits with us.

  • Thank you,
    Be Safe

    A Not-for-Profit Immigration Outreach Center
    that helps people with:

    Fingerprints for Canadian, NASD/SEC, FBI background check and job related uses. Photographs for Green Cards,Naturalization and E.A.D. and US passport applicants.
    Obtaining accurate up-to-date information on new laws and procedures.
    Certification, translation and notarization of documents.
    Speakers for merchant and civic organizations.
    Citizenship drives coordinated with social service, ethnic and cultural groups.
    Assistance with all immigration procedures and computerized online filings.
    Referrals to AILA Attorneys, Accredited, Outreach and voluntary service agencies.
    Our immigration staff Attorneys specialize in and limit their practice to immigration law.
    Anti-fraud help in cooperation with NYC Dept of Consumer Affairs, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the NYS Attorney General.
    Referrals to Congressional Representatives and Government Agencies.

    LGBTQ Friendly


    30th Anniversary Gala

    On October 5th, 2019, we held an event to celebrate 30 years of helping our Nation’s immigrants.

    Thank you to everyone who helped make the gala such a memorable night!

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    36-16 Astoria Boulevard South, Astoria

    4.6 145 reviews

    • Avatar Gizele Tavares ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      I want say I’m very happy Going there and have the best paralegal Thaísa From Brazil, she always respond … read more me very fast and help
      Me with everything I need, she is a beautiful woman, if you ever do your immigration paper work, looking for her, she is just Amazing!! Very happy with all process, I was so blessed to have this office. Walking there and found a person like Thaisa with amazing smile and happy to help you is just blessed !!! Thank you so much Thaisa you are the best.
    • Avatar Breno de Almeida ★★★★★ 7 months ago
      My husband and I are very happy to share with you all the experience with Immigration Advocacy Service. … read more
      Very professional, helpful. With all matters .
      Our case was tracking from the beginning to the end by Jack and Thais. Great staff all.
      We recommend to you and your family IAS.
    • Avatar Nathaniel A ★★★★★ 11 months ago
      Immigration Advocacy Services is simply the best, they are a hidden gem! They are a pleasure to work … read more with, honest and resourceful. The fees are the same for everyone and they under charge for excellent services in my opinion, everyone is equal. The low fees and great services are a proof that your truly enjoy helping people. Every service has a flat rate unlike other law firms, no need to worry about getting ripped off. When you enter, you are greeted by a beautiful team that genuinely wants to help. They will follow up with you until your service is completed. IAS helped my entire family become proud law-abiding Americans; I would recommend them to anyone I love.
    • Avatar Matthew Mooney ★★★★★ 11 months ago
      Myself and my wife used this organization for our marriage based green card and I have to say they were … read more incredible. Everything was very professional, quick and thorough. Olga helped us with our case and was very approachable and knowledgeable about everything that we would encounter in the process . Also the fees were very reasonable and for the service provided it couldn’t have been any better.
    • Avatar Keeping It Neutrall ★★★★★ 9 months ago
      I've used other agencies in the past and no one came close to the satisfaction I've received … read more with Immigration Advocacy. I'm very thankful to work with Jack over the years from the beginning to the end and he was truly a class act. I highly recommend this agency.

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