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Asylum seekers who have arrived to the City since January 1, 2022, and can provide paperwork demonstrating that they entered the U.S. Southwest border, can also reach out to the Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation Center. The center can provide information and service referrals for enrolling in health insurance, mental health counseling, IDNYC and more. To schedule an appointment call (888) 744-7900.
How to access your consulate:Most consulates have a direct contact for emergency situations. If you need your passport for an immigration court hearing, your consulate should be able to expedite your request.
Mental health support: You can always dial 988 to talk to someone for free if you are in a mental health crisis. Your information will always be kept confidential.
If you do not have identification:IDNYC is a card given by New York City that anyone can use as identification regardless of their immigration status. You can use this card to access city programs, like a reduced-fee Metro card.
Banking in NYC: You can open a bank account at certain banks with an IDNYC, passport, or an ITIN number. A social security number is not needed.