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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.


BronxWorks (Grand Concourse)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese

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


Brooklyn Defender Service (Downtown Brooklyn)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Haitian Creole

CAMBA (East Flatbush)
Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Haitian, Creole, French

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

Central American Legal Assistance (Bushwick)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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

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


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

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp (Washington Heights)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish

African Services Committee (Harlem)
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

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

HANAC (Harlem)
Languages spokenEnglish, Spanish

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

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

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

The Legal Aid Society (Lower Manhattan)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Creole

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


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

MinKwon Center (Flushing)
Languages spoken: Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, English, Korean, Mandarin Chinese

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

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

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

HANAC (Astoria)
Languages spoken: English Spanish, Greek

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

Staten Island

Catholic Charities Community Services (Port Richmond)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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