With the demand for IDNYC cards on a rise, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced Friday that Queens Borough Hall will become home to a pop-up enrollment center for the cards in June.
From June 2 through 16, the center will be located within Queens Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens, and available by appointment to New York City residents 14 years and older, 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,” Katz said. “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.”
An IDNYC card, which is free for all New Yorkers who apply before Dec. 31, is described as an accessible and secure document that allows residents to access city services and be granted admission to city buildings, such as schools. The card also served as a proof of identification and is an accepted form when opening a bank account at select financial institutions.
The cards, valid for five years from the date approved, can also be used at all three branches of the city’s public library system and can be used to get discounts and other benefits at museums and cultural institutions, pharmacies, fitness centers and entertainment venues.
“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 the city’s Immigration Commissioner Nisha Agarwal.
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 by clicking here.
Applicants are required to present proof of identity and residency in New York City. Many types of documents are accepted. For a list, click here.
Upon submitting an application, the IDNYC Card will be sent to the resident via regular mail.