For a Limited Time, By Appointment Only
QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz today announced that Queens Borough Hall once again serves as an IDNYC “Pop-Up” Enrollment Center now through August 5, where New York City residents age 14 and older can apply for a free IDNYC municipal ID card, regardless of immigration status.
All IDNYC applicants must make an appointment in advance at Queens Borough Hall or at any other IDNYC Enrollment Center.
Appointments are now being accepted from those who wish to apply for an IDNYC card at the Queens Borough Hall IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center, which will be open on the second floor of Borough Hall on weekdays now through August 5 (except on July 4). All those interested in enrolling for an IDNYC card at the Center must make an appointment in advance by calling 311 or by visiting http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/card/make-an-appointment.page.
“We are pleased to once again host an IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center here at Queens Borough Hall because an IDNYC card provides access to so many of the services that require recognized identification,” said Borough President KATZ. “The IDNYC card is a valuable tool for all City residents because it ensures that all cardholders – including myself – have access to buildings and municipal services.”
“IDNYC’s pop-up enrollment centers give all New Yorkers the opportunity to enroll for IDNYC in the neighborhoods in which they live. We are pleased to partner with Borough President Melinda Katz to bring a Pop Up site to Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens,” said Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs NISHA AGARWAL. “We are thrilled to bring IDNYC and its myriad of benefits to Queens residents.”
More than 1,000 New Yorkers enrolled for the IDNYC card at Queens Borough Hall last year when Borough Hall hosted an IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center for two months.
IDNYC cardholders can access services and programs offered by the City as well as by businesses. IDNYC helps enhance public safety, by serving as a recognized ID for interacting with NYPD. It also helps New Yorkers gain access to all City buildings that provide services to the public and is accepted as a form of identification for accessing numerous City programs and services. IDNYC also provides a dynamic series of benefits to cardholders, including a free one-year membership at many of the City’s leading museums, zoos, concert halls, and botanical gardens.
When enrolling for an IDNYC card, applicants are required to present proof of identity and of residency in New York City. Many types of documents are accepted, all of which are listed at http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/card/documentation.page. Once an application is approved, an IDNYC card will be sent to the applicant via regular mail.
The IDNYC card is free for all New Yorkers who apply before December 31, 2016. Cards are valid for five years from the date the application is approved. The IDNYC application is available in various languages including English, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Russian, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Bengali, Arabic, Albanian, Armenian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Nepali, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese and Yiddish.
The City will protect the confidentiality of all IDNYC card applicants to the maximum extent allowable by applicable federal and state law, and in accordance with Local Law 35. In addition, the City will not ask applicants for information about their immigration status for purposes of obtaining the card.
Queens Borough Hall is located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. It is adjacent to the Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike subway station on the E and F lines.