Citizenship Now! hotline opens for 12th year

April 28, 2014 8:38:46 PM PDT
Channel 7 is proud to be a partner once again this year for the Citizenship Now! immigration hotline.

This the 12th year for the hotline, which provides free and confidential citizenship and immigration information to people all across the Tri-State Area.

The weeklong drive began at 9 a.m. Monday, with the phone lines closing at 7 p.m. each night.

You can dial the numbers to get help in English or Spanish.

  • English: 646-746-9636
  • Spanish: 646-746-9634
  • TTY-TTD: 212-221-2414

    In 1997, the City University of New York established CUNY Citizenship Now to address the growing need for free citizenship and immigration services among CUNY's foreign-born students, faculty and staff. Responding to high demand for these services in other communities, CUNY soon expanded its mission to benefit all New Yorkers. The organization has since grown from modest beginnings into the country's largest university-based citizenship and immigration law service provider.

    Services include:

  • Naturalization
  • Relative petitions
  • Adjustment of status
  • Consular processing
  • Certificates of citizenship
  • Replacement of lost/damaged USCIS documents
  • Diversity Visa lottery entries
  • Fee Waiver applications
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Consultations on other immigration related issues
  • Free pictures for applications that require them

    These services are available to the community in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Polish, among other languages.