YOU can make a difference by donating $495.00 to cover the application fees of a future “Dreamer” living in San Diego or Imperial County, often the only place they know and identify as home. If you are not able to donate $495.00 at this time, any amount you can contribute will be a big help for someone seeking to submit their DACA application for the first time. Click on the link to the right to learn and support DACA!
Want to know more information about applying for citizenship or emergency planning in the event of apprehension by ICE? See our informational videos for guidance:
Click on the videos below to learn about eligibility requirements, the application process, documents required, and other important information.
When you click on a video, you will be asked for general demographic information. We are gathering this information to assess the language and immigration service needs within San Diego and Imperial Counties. Thank you.
Want to schedule an appointment? Register for an application service below:
How To Contact
4575 B Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120
(Arabic, Spanish, Russian & Ukrainian)
293 H Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
St. Francis Catholic Church :
525 W Vista Way, Vista CA 92083 (Parish Office)
Services in Vista are suspended indefinitely
as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
250 West Orange Avenue, El Centro, CA 92243
For questions or assistance with registration, please call 619-287-1270 ext. 2107. Please leave a voicemail if you reach the answering machine.
Latest Program News:
12/04/2020: As a result of a U.S. District Court decision, Catholic Charities is processing initial DACA applications once again. Register on the links above to receive assistance.
10/20/2020: Our Immigrant Services offices in San Diego and Chula Vista have re-opened for in-person services with safety measures in place. Our newly installed plexi-glass shields provide additional safety when working with our staff. All services are by appointment only. Clients must wear a face mask at all times (masks with a filtration valve are not permitted). Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 will not be allowed to enter.
9/29/2020: A judge from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California temporarily blocked the increase in naturalization fees from $725.00 to $1,700.00 that were scheduled to take effect on October 2nd. As a result of the naturalization application filing fee ($725), partial fee waiver, and full fee waiver, remain valid until further notice.
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.
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:
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