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Center for Immigration Legal and Support Services

San Francisco

Center for Immigration Legal and Support Services | San Francisco

The key mission of Catholic Charities Center for Immigration Legal and Support Services is to assist clients in achieving not just legal status and economic self-sufficiency, but in becoming fully active participants in the social and civic life of our communities.

Catholic Charities Center for Immigration Legal and Support Services San Francisco is recognized by the Department of Justice and our staff is accredited or licensed to provide immigration counseling and representation. Through our work, we help immigrants understand the law and to know their rights. The Center is designed to advise and guide clients through the immigration process in an efficient, effective, and professionally caring manner. We serve our clients through a variety of services that include:


We provide legal immigration consultations to determine the eligibility of potential applicants.

We reunite families and keep them together through:
   -  Family-based petitions
   -  Adjustments of Status
   -  Consular Processing
   -  Waivers of unlawful presence

We assist victims of crime and persecution through:
   -  U Visas
   -  T Visas
   -  VAWA
   -  Political Asylum

We offer additional comprehensive services such as:
   -  Naturalizations
   -  DACA
   -  TPS
   -  Green Card Renewals and Replacements
   -  FBI background checks
   -  Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA)


An informed immigrant will be better prepared to take measures to improve their status and protect their families. Our programs conduct and participate in immigration workshops on a regular basis. We hold Know Your Rights workshops during each one of our consultations clinics. We also active participants in community events and meetings. We focus on informing immigrants about their rights, their immigration options, and also keeping them up to date about the most pressing issues that impact them. Please contact us if you would like an immigration-related workshop or presentation in your organization or community.

Offices and Consultations

Catholic Charities offers Immigration Workshops at our offices in San Francisco and San Mateo. At the workshops, individuals can meet with a Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representative or licensed attorney to ask questions about their personal immigration status and learn about what options are available to them.

San Francisco

Please note: Monday workshops at our San Francisco and San Mateo Immigration Services offices will be on hold for the remainder of the summer. Workshops will resume this fall. All current cases will not be affected.

If you have an immigration emergency, please call our offices at 415 972 1238.

Immigration legal resources are also available at the following websites:

San Francisco:

San Mateo:

You have rights regardless of your immigration status.  See our Immigration Resources page. 


Caridades Católica ofrece talleres de inmigración en nuestras oficinas de San Francisco y San Mateo. En los talleres, las personas pueden reunirse con un representante acreditado del Departamento de Justicia (DOJ) o un abogado para hacer preguntas sobre su estado de inmigración personal y conocer las opciones disponibles para ellos.

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