The Division of Immigrant Affairs

(Formerly the Office of Welcoming Communities)

The Jersey City Division of Immigrant Affairs (DIA) at the Department of Health & Human Services is committed to improving the inclusion, integration, and total health and wellness of our city’s immigrants. Our multi-lingual social services staff at our Jackson Square office can help you complete some immigration forms and find the non-profit experts you need to achieve success. All services are free to Jersey City residents, regardless of your immigration status.

Get Help with Some Immigration Forms
Reading the Instructions
Organizing Documents
Completing Forms
Finding Non-Profit Lawyers

Please know that Division of Immigrant Affairs staff are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice about your application or interpret immigration law. We are bound be very strict guidelines to only read application questions and record your answers. You may need to consult a non-profit immigration attorney regarding any specific questions. For full USCIS requirements visit

 Find the Services You Need
Immigration Lawyers
Jobs Training
Health and Wellness
English Classes

DIA can only refer you to non-profit agencies; you can choose to seek services wherever you prefer.

Attend Free Events
Meet Immigration Attorneys
Receive Free Health Screenings
Learn About Essential Resources
Upcoming Events
  • To receive information about upcoming events, text the word "Add" to 973-419-5694. Your subscription to this one-way text service is anonymous and your number will not be shared. 
  • Also, see the #HealthierJC Community Calendar

Department Contact Info

  • phone201-547-5107: English and español
  • phone201-547-5118: English and العربية
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Hall Annex
    One Jackson Square
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Michael McLean, Division Director
    Mayra Episcopo, Social Service Assistant
    Melad Latif, Social Service Aid
    Division of Immigrant Affairs staff
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