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.

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Division of Immigrant Affairs staff are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice about your application or interpret immigration law. The CitizenshipWorks website is designed and maintained by licensed immigration legal experts. You are welcome to follow or ignore free advice offered by CitizenshipWorks attorneys. For full USCIS requirements visit

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

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Citizenship assistance is still available - Fee hikes postponedCitizenshipWorks

  • As of September 29, 2020, the citizenship fee increases planned for Oct. 2 were postponed. If you are applying for citizenship, the fee is still $725 and the Fee Waiver Request is still available. 


  • To receive text updates from the Division of Immigrant Affairs, 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

  • phone201-547-4328: 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
    Estéban Rodriguez, Social Service Assistant
    Melad Latif, Social Service Aid
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