• Immigrants awaiting inspection in front of Ellis Island's Main Building

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

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  • Ellis Island is open on a limited basis while repairs continue.

    Ellis Island has reopened on a limited basis. Due to the nature of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, parts of the historic Main Building and museum remain closed at this time. The museum's artifacts remain in off-site storage. More »

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Immigration & Naturalization staff

Immigration & Naturalization Staff

Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection

All official inquiries, inquiries and comments should be directed to:

Write to: National Park Service, Statue of Liberty National Monument, Liberty Island, NY, NY 10004. Attn: Superintendent

E-mail the park.

General Information Line: 212 363-3200 (voicemail only)

Media Relations: 917-299-3843

Fax: 212 363-6304 (land lines are not currently working - no fax)

Deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors can utilize the services of NY/NJ relay at 711.

Did You Know?

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From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay processed approximately 1 million Asian immigrants entering into the US, leading to it sometimes being referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to the restrictions of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, many immigrants spent years on the island, waiting for entry. Access to the island is by private boat or public ferry from San Francisco, Tiburon or Vallejo. Ferry services are reduced during the winter. More...