For Limited Time, By Appointment Only
QUEENS, NY – Due to tremendous demand for the IDNYC card, Borough President Melinda Katz announced Queens Borough Hall will serve as an IDNYC Pop Up Enrollment Center from June 2 – 16. All New York City residents age 14 and older are qualified to apply for an IDNYC card, regardless of immigration status.
“From the ‘World’s Borough’ of 2.3 million residents of over 130 languages, we are pleased to offer Borough Hall as a temporary satellite location to help address the tremendous demand for IDNYC,” said Borough President KATZ. “The IDNYC program has proven itself as an effective tool to ensure equal access to municipal services – from benefits at the culturals to parents visiting their kids at school – and we can’t register New Yorkers fast enough.”
“We are very excited about the extraordinary response of New Yorkers from Queens to the IDNYC program, and we thank Borough President Katz for taking the initiative of opening a pop-up enrollment center in Queens Borough Hall – we are thrilled to see our city government working together to make the IDNYC program as strong as it can be,” said New York City’s Immigration Commissioner NISHA AGARWAL.
The IDNYC card is an accessible and secure document that enables residents to access City services and grant admission to City buildings, such as schools. In addition, the card can be presented as proof of identification for interacting with the police and is an accepted form of identification for opening a banking account at select financial institutions. An IDNYC card can also be used at all branches of all three of New York City’s public library systems and be used to obtain discounts and other benefits at museums and cultural institutions, entertainment venues, pharmacies and fitness centers.
All IDNYC applicants can make an appointment at Queens Borough Hall or at any other IDNYC Enrollment Center. Appointments can be made either by calling 311 or online at http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/card/make-an-appointment.page. Applicants are required to present proof of identity and 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. Upon submitting an application, the IDNYC Card will be sent to the resident via regular mail.
The IDNYC card is free for all New Yorkers who apply before December 31, 2015. Cards are valid for five years from the date the application is approved. The IDNYC application is available in various languages including English, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese, 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.
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