Make an appointment to come in ASAP

USCIS is soon to increase application fees. The average increase is going to be about 30% but the last increase was in 2016.


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.


  • Unless they are part of the case, 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!

    Google Reviews

    Immigration Advocacy Services IconImmigration Advocacy Services

    36-16 Astoria Boulevard South, Astoria

    4.5 164 reviews

    • Avatar Lee Allen-Lan ★★★★★ a month ago
      I was referred by a friend to Immigration Advocacy Services. And I’m so grateful I came here. They know … read more what they are doing, and helped me to stay grounded during this stressful process. It honestly couldn’t be better. I felt the sense of mission they are carrying with their work, and just knowing that gave me lots of confidence. They won’t skim you or take advantage. They are on their game and know what they are talking about. I couldn’t recommend this place more.
    • Avatar Nell Sanderson ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
      I had a very good experience . My lawyer was korina, which was very helpful. My case was submitted … read more in may, and I got a quick reply by uscis thing are move along. Great, I'm so happy. Thank u. I will recommend anyone to this place
    • Avatar D L. ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      I'm writing this review on behalf of my dad (Roman L.), who does not do internet reviews, lol:
      … read more
      He highly recommends this establishment. He came here for a green card renewal. He worked with Valentina, who was professional, efficient, and approachable. She was able to quickly and effectively solve his issues with the renewal and was very detailed and cordial in answering all of his questions. He was extremely pleased with the service here!
    • Avatar Christian ☆☆☆☆ 2 weeks ago
      This lawyer was nothing but an Administrative Assistant. Didn’t look further into my mom’s case to see … read more if she had any other charges, and didn’t even offer us to sign a waiver form. My mother went to her interview just to get denied access in USA. Wasn’t even asked any questions at her interview.
    • Avatar Michael D. ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      Geetu's truly the best! She's got a keen eye for details, meticulous with administrative duties, … read more understanding (of people, situations and the immigration process, ofc), communicative, warm and open, personable, thorough and she's an excellent listener. Her word is her bond...I didn't have to second guess her even once over our 1+ year engagement. She's an absolute consummate professional who made a generally tough process quite easy! Many thanks to all the staff who were involved in our case and Geetu for piloting things 🙂 IASNY was definitely worth it...Geetu was the cherry on top haha.

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