IMPORTANT NOTICES Attention

USCIS FEE INCREASES ARE COMING

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.

DV 2024 LOTTERY PROGRAM

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 dvprogram.state.gov or travel.state.gov 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>>.

USCIS TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS

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 NEWS

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

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

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

OUR NEW OFFICE HOURS

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.


WHEN VISTING OUR OFFICE

  • 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

    IMMIGRATION ADVOCACY

    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!
    HONOREES

    Google Reviews

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    36-16 Astoria Boulevard South, Astoria

    4.5 161 reviews

    • Avatar D L. ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
      I'm writing this review on behalf of my dad (Roman L.), who does not do internet reviews, lol:
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      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 Michael D. ★★★★★ a month 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.
    • Avatar Svetlana Beleac ★★★★★ 5 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 ★★★★★ 5 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 Jackie Townes ★★★★★ 5 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.

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