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!

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    36-16 Astoria Boulevard South, Astoria

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    • Avatar Svetlana Beleac ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      I've been working with Korina for many years and she has been the most helpful. She helped me with … read more my citizenship and continues to help when needed. I highly recommend her services. She's always been honest and is always available when I need her assistance. Thank you for everything.
    • Avatar Haralambos Pavlatos ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      My wife and I have been going to Korina for many years. She helped my wife with her citizenship processing. … read more She's always been availabe to answer any of our questions. She's always honest and upfront with us and we couldn't be any happier with her service. Thank you for all your help.
    • Avatar Julieta Cabana ★★★★★ 6 months ago
      I had the pleasure of working with Maria Jarrys from immigration advocacy services in Astoria, and I … read more can say that she exceeded all expectations. Throughout the entire immigration process, Maria displayed exceptional professionalism, diligence, and outstanding communication skills.
      From the moment we engaged her services, Maria took charge with a sense of responsibility that immediately put us at ease. She guided us through the complex immigration procedures with precision and thoroughness, ensuring that every detail was handled accurately and efficiently.
      Maria's dedication to her clients is evident in the way she personally invested herself in our case. She always made herself available to address any questions or concerns we had, promptly providing us with updates and clarifications when needed. Her ability to explain intricate legal matters in a clear and understandable manner was invaluable and greatly eased our anxieties during the process.
      Maria's expertise and extensive knowledge of immigration laws were evident in the way she strategized our case to achieve the best possible outcome. Her attention to detail and foresight in anticipating potential challenges truly sets her apart as a top-notch immigration advocate.
      I recommend Maria Jarrys to anyone in need of immigration assistance. Her dedication, diligence, and excellent communication skills make her an exceptional professional in her field. We are forever grateful for her support, and we are now happily moving forward with our immigration journey, thanks to Maria's invaluable guidance.
    • Avatar Jackie Townes ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      Love this place and these people. Straightforward, good advice, helped with all the paperwork, gave us … read more good, sound advice, answered questions while we were there and continuing afterwards for the many years it took for our cases to be successfully resolved. Fees are reasonable and much less than private attorneys. Used them to get my husband's permanent residency and to bring his youngest son here. Will now, happily be using them to assist with the citizenship process.
    • Avatar ESI AWUAH ★★★★★ 8 months ago
      I decided to bring my significant other to America on a fiancé visa so we could be together. After successfully … read more getting him here I was recommended by a close friend of mine to try Immigration Advocacy Services. When I tell you from the beginning to the end the communication, the preparation and the staff was phenomenal. They took on my husband case like it was their first case they were going to win. My husband came literally 2 weeks before the pandemic shutdown so you know his case was going to be a tough one. Immigration Advocacy Services made sure we crossed out T’s and dotted our I’s and no hair was out of place when it came to our paperwork. Because of the pandemic timelines it took quite some time to get responses from immigration, but God is good because my husband got approved for all three documents he applied for. The front Representative Rose was just a professional sweetheart. Every time I called for updates she always had encouraging words to say and gave me hope to hold on to. And when we got a document mailed to the office for pick she had so much enthusiasm in her voice that always made me happy to come pick up the approved documents. Thank you Mr. Meloni again for personally making sure my husband got the best service in your establishment. If you need immigration services Immigration Advocacy has some of the best lawyers and staff to take on your case.

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