Immigrant Services

 

Click on the videos below to learn about eligibility requirements, the application process, documents required, and other important information.

Ciudadania y Naturalizacion (Video en Español)

Orientación de DACA (Video en Español)

Citizenship and Naturalization (English video)

Otros Remedios Legales (Video en Español)

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

San Diego

4575 B Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120
619 287-1270
(Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Tagalog & Ukrainian)

South Bay

293 H Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
619 498-0722
(Spanish)

Services in Vista are suspended indefinitely

as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

Imperial County

250 West Orange Avenue, El Centro, CA 92243
760 370-3914
(Spanish)

CITIZENSHIP & NATURALIZATION

For clients who at the very least have been permanent residents for at least 5 years and want to become U.S. citizens. Clients can also apply for citizenship if they are married to a U.S. citizen for at least 3 years and the spouse has been a U.S. citizen for 3 years.

DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)

For clients who would like to renew their DACA or obtain it for the first time. DACA renewals must be submitted to USCIS within 150 days of the DACA expiration date. Clients applying for the first time must have been under the age of 31 as of 6/15/2012 with no lawful status at the very least.

AFFIRMATIVE IMMIGRATION REMEDIES

For clients seeking to apply for family visa petitions, derivative citizenship, consular processing, adjustment of status, domestic violence cases (VAWA), T-Visas, U-Visas, and renewal of green cards.

REMOVAL DEFENSE SERVICES

For clients who are in removal proceedings and need attorney representation, detained, non-detained, and unaccompanied minors.

                             For questions or assistance with registration, please call 619-287-1270 ext. 2107. Please leave a voicemail if you reach the answering machine.

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Vision

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 Services

    Our program processes the following immigration applications at nominal fees:

    • Adjustment of Status

    • Family Visa Petitions

    • Consular Processing

    • Domestic Violence Cases (VAWA)

    • Fee Waivers

    • Legal Permanent Resident Card Renewal

    • Affidavit of Support

    • T and U Visas

    • Travel Document

    • Employment Authorization

    • Citizenship and Naturalization

    • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – DACA

    • FOIA Requests

    • Removal Defense

      • Non-Detained Clients

      • Detained Clients in San Diego and Imperial Counties

      • Bond Hearings

      • Unaccompanied Minors

    Our offices also offer the following ancillary services:

    • Consultations

    • Translations

    • Passport-style Photographs

      Our Credentials

      • 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

      For questions, email us at: IMMHELP@CCDSD.org

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