National Immigration Legal Services Directory

HIAS (New York Office)

  • Location:
    411 Fifth Ave
    Suite 1006
    New York, NY 10016
  • Phone:
    (212) 967-4100
  • Toll-free:
    1-800-HIAS-714
  • Fax:
    (212) 967-4442
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

HIAS provides legal services and representation to asylum seekers in the New York area. After their initial applications are granted, HIAS clients may also be assisted with follow up immigration legal services. HIAS may provide assistance with applications for Humanitarian Parole, Adjustment of Status, Employment Authorization, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petitions, Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). HIAS attorneys and accredited representatives represent individuals at USCIS asylum interviews, removal hearings in Immigration Court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and before NYS Family Courts in the matter of Special Immigrant findings. Referral services to pro bono legal services outside the New York area are also available. HIAS also provides representation to unaccompanied minors from Central America and the Caribbean.

Counties served: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)
Detention Facilities Served: Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility (NJ)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Removal hearings
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: This organization is a partner of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.