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Immigration and Naturalization: Settling in New York

Driver's License


Health Care

Find insurance options, learn about prevention, compare care quality and understand the law.


This US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website informs you of your rights as first time home buyers; buy vs rent, local government grants, home buying programs, and responsibilities of the mortgage service providers. (Text also available in Spanish)

Immigration Fraud

The Civil Rights Bureau of the NY Attorney General offers assistance and resources in combating individuals and companies who target immigrant communities with false promises of residency and citizenship. Text available in multi-language.

Know Your Rights when asked about Immigration Status

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New American Program

Established by Queens Borough public Library in Queens, NY, the Program provides special services to the region's new immigrants. it includes an international language collection, resource guides on multicultrual web sites, immigrant-serving agencies for various ethnic groups, and a select list of local newspapers in foreign languages (click under "Resource Guides").

New York State Quick Links

An A-Z  link to NY State Agencies, guide to birth certificates and vital records, business permits and licensing, child health plus, child support services, drivers license ( non-drivers ID), E-Z passes, health insurance, prescription drug programs for seniors, state laws, taxes and e-filing, vehicle registration information and more...