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Application Assistance


How can I get free legal and financial assistance to help me apply for DACA?

Financial assistance

There is a $465 fee to apply for DACA but in some instances financial help is available.

The NYC DREAMer Loan Fund provides no-interest loans to cover DACA application fees. DACA applicants and their families also gain access to free financial counseling, tax preparation and other services at not-for-profit community credit unions. Click here to learn more !

Free legal assistance

You may screen yourself for eligibility but you do not have to apply for DACA on your own. FREE legal service providers are available to check your qualifications and will not expose your status or the status of your family members. You may find a list of free legal services below.

BEWARE! Do not trust notarios or other businesses promising a green card or U.S citizenship through DACA. DACA is not a pathway to citizenship, but allows you to be protected from deportation and obtain work authorization for up to two years. Click here to learn more about avoiding immigration services scams .

Enter your zip code below to find the most convenient legal service provider for you:

 

 

The following organizations provide immigration legal assistance to individuals seeking deferred action:

Some organizations may be able to provide some financial assistance to cover the USCIS application filing fee – please discuss this with the organization you contact to see if help is available and whether you qualify.

Bronx

BronxWorks (Grand Concourse)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese
www.bronxworks.org

Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (South Bronx)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.ympj.org

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Defender Service (Downtown Brooklyn)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Haitian Creole
www.bds.org

CAMBA (East Flatbush)
Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Haitian, Creole, French
www.camba.org

Catholic Migration Services (Bay Ridge)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Albanian, Italian, Greek
www.catholicmigration.org

Central American Legal Assistance (Bushwick)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.centralamericanlegal.info

Make The Road New York-Brooklyn (Bushwick)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.maketheroadny.org

New York Asian Women’s Center (Boerum Hill)
Languages spoken: Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Cantonese, Japanese, Vietnamese
www.nyawc.org

Manhattan

New York Asian Women’s Center (Lower Manhattan)
Languages spoken: Fuzhounese, Mandarin, Japanese
www.nyawc.org

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp (Washington Heights)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.nmic.org

African Services Committee (Harlem)
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
www.africanservices.org

Gay Men’s Health Crisis (Midtown)
Languages spoken: Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Urdu, French, English
www.gmhc.org

HANAC (Harlem)
Languages spokenEnglish, Spanish
www.hanac.org

New York Legal Assistance Group (Lower Manhattan)
Languages spoken: Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Tagalog, Urdu, Yiddish, English, Spanish, Russian, Albanian, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Greek, Hindi, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Mandarin
www.nylag.org

Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (Washington Heights)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French
www.nmcir.org

The Door-A Center of Alternatives (Lower East Side)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.door.org

The Legal Aid Society (Lower Manhattan)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Creole
www.legal-aid.org

Catholic Charities Community Services (Lower Manhattan)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Albanian, Romanian, Japanese
www.catholiccharitiesny.org

Queens

The Ansob Center for Refugees (Astoria)
Languages spoken: Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian), Bosnian, English, French, Spanish
www.ansob.org

MinKwon Center (Flushing)
Languages spoken: Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, English, Korean, Mandarin Chinese
www.minkwon.org

Haitian Americans United For Progress (Cambria Heights)
Languages spoken: English, French, Creole
www.haupic.org

Make the Road New York-Queens (Jackson Heights)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.maketheroadny.org

New York Asian Women’s Center (Elmhurst)
Languages spoken: Bengali, Cantonese, Marathi
www.nyawc.org

HANAC (Astoria)
Languages spoken: English Spanish, Greek
www.hanac.org

Queens Community House (Jackson Heights)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Bengali, French, Creole, Polish, Korean, Hindi
www.queenscommunityhouse.org

Staten Island

Catholic Charities Community Services (Port Richmond)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.catholiccharitiesny.org

Make the Road New York-Staten Island (Port Richmond)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.maketheroadny.org