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Guide of Resources for Immigrants

All of the resources we can find to help the immigrant and undocumented population in New York City find legal representation and financial relief

Documented has gathered all of the resources we can find to help immigrant New Yorkers. New links will be added and the following pages will be constantly updated. If you would like us to add information to this list or have questions, please reach out to us at info@documentedny.com

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Organizations Serving Immigrants in NY

Organizations Serving Immigrants in New York

Housing & Shelters

How To Access Emergency Shelter in NYC

Types of Identification

Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

IDNYC– Municipal Identification for NYC residents

What is a REAL ID and how to get one?

Food aid

List of Food Pantries in NYC


List of organizations that provide general healthcare access for immigrant communities

Guide to the Covid-19 Vaccine for immigrants in New York

Mental Health Resources for Immigrants in New York

List with information for Coronavirus healthcare for immigrant New Yorkers.

How Undocumented Immigrants Can Receive HIV/AIDS Treatment In New York

Abortion: Accessibility for Immigrants and People Traveling to New York

Legal representation

Guide on how to get free legal help for immigrants in NY State.

Guide on how ActionNYC works, a program that provides free legal services in New York City

List of Pro-Bono Lawyers And Free Legal Immigration Services in New York


How to apply for a tourist visa extension (by filing a form I-539)

What happens if I overstay a tourist visa

What Recreational Marijuana Legalization Means for Immigrants in New York


Emergency Rental Assistance Program: How to Apply

Everything You Need to Know About Fire Safety and Rental Rights

Workers rights

Undocumented: The five most frequently asked labor-related questions by our users, answered by experts. Link

How to Apply for a Street Vendor Permit and License in New York City


Pay What You Can Schools, Education Affordable For Immigrants

Validating Foreign Degrees and Qualifications in the US

Mentorship Opportunities for Immigrant Youth in New York

How Immigrants Can Take a Free English Course in NYC

Everything DACA

DACA program eligibility and requirement

DACA Renewal Checklist 

Advance Parole: How DACA Recipients Can Travel and Re-Enter the Country

DACA Recipients Can Get FHA Loans for Mortgages

Can DACA Recipients be Drafted?

Unemployment insurance

Review our guide with the steps on how to apply for unemployment insurance in NY

Fake news and misinformation

These are some of the most widely distributed fake news messages in the Latino community

How to protect yourself from Online Scams and Credit Card Skimming

Domestic violence

Contact information of organizations you can reach if you are a victim of domestic violence

Immigrants with disabilities

Resources for Immigrants with Disabilities in New York

LGBTQ+ Resources

Where to Get Healthcare, Name Change Services and More


Opening a Bank Account as an Undocumented Immigrant in the United States

How to Register and Start a Business in the US as an Undocumented Immigrant


Public Charge Rule, explained

Tax ID Number, What it is & how to get it

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