Immigrants will be able to apply for new New York identification card

New York City launched its municipal identity card program that will make it easier for immigrants to obtain municipal services.

The ID card, called IDNYC (for ID - identification, and NYC - New York City), went into effect on Monday, January 12, 2015.

The card does not authorize legal employment in the United States nor does it protect against deportation.

The IDNYC is issued by the New York City government, making it an official document. It will be available to anyone over the age of 14 living within the city, regardless of legal status.

The card, which is free until December 31, 2015, will feature the photograph, name, date of birth, signature, eye color, and height of the New York City resident.

Each card will have its own unique identification number and is valid for 5 years.

This document will allow undocumented immigrants to open bank accounts and have access to office buildings and museums, among others. benefits municipalities.

Immigrants who want to apply for a cédula will have to fill out an application form. form and verify their identity and that they live in New York City.

For a description of the application process and the documents required, click here. click here.