What we do
From the beginning, Philadelphia has worked to be a welcoming place to people from all walks of life. Our country was built by immigrants and our strength as a city is reinforced by our vibrant diversity. The mission of the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) is to promote the well-being of Philadelphia’s immigrant communities. We do this by recommending and developing policies and programs, which in turn provide opportunity and access to services. We help facilitate the successful inclusion of immigrants into the civic, economic, and cultural life of the city. We also highlight the essential role that immigrants have played and continue to play in our city.
City workers share their stories for Immigrant Heritage Month 2017
From the Water Department to the Mayor’s Office, we reached out to workers and asked them to reflect on their time in Philadelphia.
Immigrant Heritage Month 2017: Food, Festivals & Fun in Philly
Celebrate Philadelphia's immigrant communities in June with one of these many events!
City of Philadelphia Language Access Plans are provided by City agencies and are required by the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter 8-600.
An estimated 64,405 Lawful Permanent Residents in Philadelphia are eligible to become citizens, but don't have the resources to apply. Find out how to become a U.S. Citizen.