UPDATE: Many nonprofit legal service providers have reduced their hours and are limiting intake of new clients during the pandemic. Services are limited to virtual and phone consultation.
The SF Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) interactive website connects you to tailored services based on answers to a few questions. The site covers:
- Immigration Screening
- Detention Counsel
- Crime Victims (U Visa)
- Naturalization (Citizenship)
- Green Card
- DACA Renewal
- Trafficking Victims (T Visa)
- Deportation Counsel
- Temporary Protected Status
- Domestic Violence (VAWA)
- Abused or neglected children (SIJS)
If you are looking for a legal service provider outside of San Francisco, check out Immi.org.
Be wary of individuals or businesses advertising “immigration services” who are not authorized to practice immigration law. For example, in many Latin American countries "Notarios" describes lawyers, but in the United States a "notario" is likely not an attorney. Use the California State Bar to verify anyone who is providing legal services is licensed.
Also, see I'm an immigrant and need help connecting to financial support. Where do I start? and Can I be considered a “public charge” if I access services through Children's Council or other essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic?