The Office of Welcoming Communities' mission is to empower, integrate, and celebrate the immigrant community of Jersey City.  This office promotes the success of the immigrant community by ensuring and enhancing access to City services and guiding immigrants through the citizenship application process from beginning to end. We offer free access to immigration information, assistance with filling out forms, provide the resources necessary to prepare for the citizenship exam and interview, and educate individuals on how to lead a happy and healthy life in Jersey City.


Bolivian Day Parade
Jersey City is ranked as the most diverse city in America, and truly represents a melting pot of nations, ethnicities, and cultural traditions.
There's always a celebration of the culture and heritage of the immigrant community and their distinct contributions to this city through special events that include flag raising ceremonies, cultural festivals, and naturalization ceremonies.
Click here to find the next cultural event!

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201)-547- 5555
  • phoneEspañol: (201)-547-4348 Filipino/Tagalog: (201)-547-4328
  • 280 Grove Street
    Room 106
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

    Yalenny Vargas, Senior Manager
    Yves Nibungco, Manager

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