The Division of Immigrant Affairs (Formerly the Office of Welcoming Communities)

The Jersey City Division of Immigrant Affairs at the Department of Health & Human Services (DIA-HHS) 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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Federally Accredited Immigration Services


DIA-HHS is proud to be the first municipal office in the country to offer federally accredited immigration legal services. What does this mean? Our staff of Accredited Representatives are fully trained and authorized to help you navigate the immigration system, complete forms, and understand complex requirements—all for free. For more info, see page 15 of the Resource Guide for Immigrants.

 Find the Help You Need
Immigration Lawyers
English Classes
Health and Wellness
Jobs Agencies

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

Important Information


  • As of May 24, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security has expanded the Temporary Protected Status designation to include Venezuela and Burma. Please download and share our April 2021 TPS Bulletin to ensure that you find the right form of help. Please be very cautious to avoid scams related to TPS applications. 

  • As of March 2021, immigration authorities will no longer use the 2019 Public Charge rule. New immigrants who have low income and who might need public benefits will no longer be restricted. Read more here.      

  • 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
    Melad Latif, Social Service Aid
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