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

    4.5 151 reviews

    • Avatar Laiba Fatima ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      My husband and I had a meeting at IAS with Mr. Meloni about our marriage based green card process and … read more I can't recommend this firm enough to other people! Mr. Meloni was incredibly helpful, kind and funny. He listened to all of our questions carefully and gave us specific answers. To top it all off, IAS was very affordable, which combined with the amazing service, shows that everyone at this firm genuienly cares about helping people 🙂
    • Avatar Btl ☆☆☆☆ a month ago
      This place looked nice at first and gave confidence because there were many people in consultation but … read more Maggie's attention was uncomfortable and unpleasant because despite being Hispanic, being from Argentina, she made discriminatory and out of place comments about the history of my country. Sincerely, I would not come back even if it was free.
    • Avatar Nick Peril ☆☆☆☆ 2 weeks ago
      Avoid Korina at all cost. We used a different immigration service provider because that lady is not helpful … read more at all, and we were discouraged. Thank God we go to a different immigration service provider and our paper is now on process.
    • Avatar Gizele Tavares ★★★★★ 7 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 Dalila Durakovic ★★★★★ a year ago
      Immigration Advocacy is so efficient and helpful. We worked with Olga and she was always there to answer … read more our questions and give us the best advice for the best outcome. She was thorough with the paperwork and always called us with any updates to make sure we were well informed. We absolutely loved working with her and we are so grateful for all of her help. All other staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. We would STRONGLY recommend using their services. Reasonably priced and as long as you work honestly with them, you will get amazing results. My husband and I just had the interview for his green card and he got approved, thanks to immigration advocacy!

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