To be the premier non-profit provider of immigration services in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Statement of Purpose
To foster family reunification, economic empowerment, political participation, and social integration by providing low-cost, high quality immigration services that enable eligible immigrants to obtain legal immigrant or citizenship status.
Recognized by the US Department of Justice since 1982
Affiliated with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) since 1987
Member of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium and the San Diego Citizenship Collaborative
Our program processes the following immigration applications at nominal fees:
Adjustment of Status
Family Visa Petitions
Domestic Violence Cases (VAWA)
Legal Permanent Resident Card Renewal
Affidavit of Support
T and U Visas
Citizenship and Naturalization
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – DACA
Detained Clients in San Diego and Imperial Counties
Our offices also offer the following ancillary services:
Citizenship & Naturalization
Assisting eligible legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens.
Catholic Charities has assisted over 35,000 persons become US citizens in the past 30 years. As a member of the San Diego Citizenship Collaborative (SDCC), Catholic Charities has helped over 1,500 eligible permanent residents apply for citizenship.
Citizenship services include:
Free weekly information sessions at our Chula Vista location
Assessments on citizenship and fee waiver eligibility
Low-cost one-on-one appointments with an Accredited Department of Justice Representative
Be a Lawful Permanent Resident for at least 5 years OR 3 years if married to a U.S. Citizen
Have been physically living in the U.S. continuously for the last 5 years
Be of good moral character
Be able to speak, read and write basic English
Be able to pass a civics test on U.S. history and government
You may be eligible to take the Citizenship test in your native language if:
You are at least 50 years old and have at least 20 years as a Permanent Resident; or
You are at least 55 years old and have at least 15 years as a Permanent Resident; or
You are at least 65 years old and have at least 20 years as a Permanent Resident
How To Contact
4575 B Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120
(Arabic, Spanish, Russian & Ukrainian)
walk in schedule:
Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Both days will have Spanish-speaking DOJ Representatives to assist clients with consultations.
293 H Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
St. Francis Catholic Church : 525 W Vista Way, Vista CA 92083 (Parish Office)
walk in schedule:
Thursdays only from 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM
250 West Orange Avenue, El Centro, CA 92243