Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens. Learn your rights, the realities of the immigration process, and receive support from experienced lawyers and staff.
Immigration Case Management
Get safe and private one-on-one help with housing needs, job searches, healthcare options and other services for new immigrants.
NYCitizenship provides free legal help with citizenship applications and free financial counseling by appointment only. To make an appointment call 311 and say “citizenship appointment” or call the NYCitizenship Hotline at 212-514-4277.
Immigrant Justice Corps
Legal services or aid for any issues including naturalization, temporary protected status, family-based petitions, U-visas, deportation issues, asylum or refugee applications and more. To make an appointment call 212-407-3417 (English or Spanish) or 347-541-6726 (Mandarin Chinese).
Citizenship Classes and Workshops
Formal 12-week citizenship prep classes are offered as well as workshops that combine English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and test prep for the US citizenship test, along with an overview of legal issues related to becoming a citizen.