Immigration Legal Services
Immigration Legal Services (ILS) focuses on the provision of direct legal immigration services to foreign-born individuals and their families. Last year, we worked with more than 4,400 cases, ranging from consultations to full representation. ILS has represented individuals from more than 135 countries around the world needing legal assistance with an immigration matter. ILS also focuses on training lawyers to provide pro bono services and educating community groups on the latest immigration issues.
*For information on pro bono civil legal aid, click here.
For general inquiries, please call 202-772-4354
If you need help with an immigration legal matter, walk-in intake is the first step. Please come to any of our locations during weekly walk-in hours or make an appointment (Gaithersburg location). As described below, clients at the Gaithersburg location are required to attend an information session (fee=$40) before meeting with an attorney or paralegal.
• Walk-in clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Basic consultation fee is $60.
• Bring all documents related to your case.
• If you have been arrested, you must bring documents to show the disposition of the case.
• For information from ILS on DACA requirements, click here
924 G St., NW, Washington DC (Downtown) (Map Here)
Walk-ins: Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am (Phone: 202-772-4354)
1618 Monroe St., NW Washington, DC (Columbia Heights) (Map Here)
Walk-ins, including DACA Consultations: Wednesdays, 9 am to 1 pm (Phone: 202-939-2420)
12247 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD (Map Here)
Walk-ins, including DACA Consultations: Thursday, 9 am to 11 am (Phone: 301-942-1790)
201 E. Diamond Ave., 3rd Floor, Gaithersburg, MD (Map Here)
Information sessions. No appointment necessary. Cost is $40:
• General immigration session in Spanish, Wednesdays at noon
• DACA session in Spanish, Wednesdays at 11 am
For an appointment (English or Spanish), call 301-740-2523. Please bring copies of all the documents you would like to have reviewed.
Get Involved In Our Work!
Donate: With your support, we are able to provide much-needed legal services and community education to the most vulnerable immigrants in the greater Washington, DC, area. Make a direct donation to Immigration Legal Services here.
Volunteer: Are you an attorney interested in human rights and serving refugees and asylees seeking safe haven in the United States? Don't know anything about immigration law? We can teach you and use your talents! At any time, our small staff of attorneys have more than 2,500 cases open.
To learn more, contact Debi Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The generous support of Maryland Legal Services Corporation, Montgomery County, MD, and individual and law firm donors enables our Immigration Legal team to continue to offer in-depth comprehensive services to our clients. Thank you on our behalf and on behalf of the immigrants we serve.