Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Washington

Organization Description


Immigration Legal Services, a part of Catholic Charities’ Newcomer Network, provides direct legal immigration services to foreign-born individuals and their families. Cases services range from consultations to full representation. ILS has represented individuals from more than 135 countries around the world needing legal assistance with an immigration matter.

924 G St., NW
Washington DC (Downtown) 
Phone: 202-772-4352

1618 Monroe St., NW
Washington, DC (Columbia Heights) 
Phone: 202-939-2420

12247 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 
Phone: 301-942-1790

201 E. Diamond Ave., 3rd Floor, Gaithersburg, MD 
Phone: 301-740-2523

Program Details

Immigration Legal Services

Program Description:

Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services provides a range of legal services, including:

  • Immigration legal consultations
  • Cases involving Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC’s) – asylum, U Visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
  • Obtaining lawful permanent residence (green card)
  • Family petitions (I-130s)
  • U Visas, T Visas and relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Naturalization applications
  • Citizenship certificates
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Employment Authorization
  • Green card renewals (I-90 applications)
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Travel documents and FOIA Requests
  • Removal Defense before the Immigration Court
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility and I-601A Waivers
  • Consular Processing
  • Asylum

For additional information, please visit our website.

If you need help with an immigration legal matter, Catholic Charities' intake sessions are the first step. To schedule a virtual legal consultation, use the online scheduling tool. If you have any questions about scheduling your immigration legal consultation, please call the Newcomer Intake Call Center at (240) 858-0958 or send an email to

  • Clients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There is a $80 consultation fee (payable in cash, check, credit card or money order) for services unless otherwise stated. 
  • Please bring all documents related to your immigration case with you.
  • If you have been arrested, you must bring documents to show the disposition of the case.

If you need help with an immigration legal matter, our intake sessions are the first step. Consultations are being held remotely, by telephone or videoconference, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Program uses Language Line (Y/N): Yes
Program staff provide services in other languages: Spanish, French, German
Intake days/hours (walk-in): Consultations are being held remotely, by telephone or videoconference, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Mondays and Fridays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesdays 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Office days/hours: Varies by Location
Intake days/hours (by phone): Varies by Location
Cost or fee (describe): $80 consultation fee
Eligibility-income: Catholic Charities may provide limited financial assistance for immigration legal consultations for those who qualify. We have a special limited grant that allows us to waive the consultation fee for naturalization cases for Maryland and D.C. residents. Please call our intake line at (240) 858-0958 for more information regarding financial assistance requirements. Please note that you will be required to provide documentation of your household income and/or financial situation.
Immigration and Citizenship: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics, Limited representation, Full Representation
Se habla Español: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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