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The Office of New Americans

Miami-Dade County is a diverse, multicultural community and home to more than 1.45 million immigrants, making up more than 53% of our county's population.

The Office of New Americans leads, supports, and manages a range of programs that increase access to legal services, integration, and empowerment for Miami-Dade's immigrant communities.

Miami Dade's residents can contact our office to access a wide array of services, knowledge, referrals, and resources that help overcome barriers to immigrants. The Office of New Americans has created partnerships across multiple sectors to provide these services.

Learn about how to become a citizen, eligibility requirements and documents you need in order to apply.

Become A U.S. Citizen

We have a variety of opportunities to volunteer during events, leading citizenship classes and at our various partner organizations.


Learn about how ONA can assist TPS eligible immigrants.

TPS Assistance

Resources for newly arrived immigrants

Resources for newly-arrived immigrants

Online Resources

Welcome.US is a resource hub to assist interested individuals in becoming sponsors for Ukrainians, Venezuelans, Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans. Additional resources are available for newcomers.

Search for non-profit organizations offering pro-bono immigration legal services in your area.

Informed Immigrant is a resource hub covering all essential topics and information for immigrant residents.

If you are unsure about your immigration case status, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) allows you to track your case status using your receipt number.

Regardless of your immigration status, you have guaranteed rights under the Constitution. Learn more here about your rights as an immigrant, and how to express them.

Be aware of notario fraud which is immigration legal services-related scams by non-attorneys who falsely claim that they are qualified to give legal advice.

Learn more about the facts and myths regarding public charge and governmental benefit enrollment

About Us

Created by Resolution R-595-15, the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade (ONA) is a countywide initiative to assist immigrant residents to overcome any barriers on their path to full citizenship. In June 2015, through the leadership of then-Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, then-Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Citi Community Development, the Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the County leveraged its resources to educate aspiring Americans and provide free and low-cost services as part of a national effort, Cities for Citizenship, the first county in the nation to join this effort.

Since then, ONA has expanded its mission to support and navigate all immigrant communities and newly-arrived individuals within the County. Its vision is to create a welcoming county and promote the inclusion of immigrant communities by offering information, resources and guidance.