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All undocumented immigrants living in New York can be greatly benefitted by having a Municipal ID.

It all started in January this year when the mayor of New York began issuing its Municipal ID Card.

This document has benefited thousands of undocumented immigrants currently living in the popular “Big Apple”.

All the New Yorkers, regardless of their immigration status, may acquire a municipal ID, both citizens and permanent residents (Green Card owners) and undocumented workers can manage to get this card.

Which are the requirements? What must be fulfilled?

-The Applicants must be at least 14 years.

-Submit any document proving their identity. (This should have a picture).

-A Document confirming that lives in the city of New York. (Receipt of light, water, etc).

‘All documents submitted must be in place.

And what are the benefits of this ID for immigrants?

-If the immigrant is arrested by a police officer, the Municipal ID can be used as identification.

-The ID gives you the opportunity for undocumented immigrants from entering public buildings.

-The ID is accepted by all public libraries in New York, as if it were a library card.

-While having this ID, immigrants can open a bank account in any of the twelve banks and credit unions.

– Provides A year’s free membership at thirty-three museums in New York, as well as zoos, concert halls, and botanical gardens.

-With it, immigrants can get discounts on movie tickets, prescriptions, fitness and health centers, supermarkets and attractions of New York.

-10% Discount on annual memberships and six months in the NYC Parks & Recreation Center for adults between 25-61 years of age.

-5% Discount on all purchases at Food Bazaar  supermarkets, from Monday to Friday from 7 am to 7 pm (with some exclusions).

 

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