Attorneys, legal assistants, and investigators must get a pass to meet with a client who is incarcerated at a NYC Department of Correction (DOC) facility.

Attorneys who possess a Unified Court System Attorney Secure Pass do not need a separate pass from DOC. All others must complete a DOC pass application. 

A $5 fee will be applied for each pass issued. Payment may be made only with a U.S. Postal money order, payable to The New York City Department of Correction. The completed DOC pass application and payment must be submitted in person to:

Human Resources Division
Department of Correction
75-20 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 320
East Elmhurst, NY 11370

The office accepts applications on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 12 PM.

You can get the application and instructions in person from the DOC Human Resources Division or online. You can also get more information by phone.


Learn more and download Visit Pass applications.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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