Legal Services


CARECEN is committed to providing high-quality, affordable immigration legal services. Many of our services can be provided without an attorney consultation or appointment, and they are listed below.

For immigration matters that do require consultation with an attorney, we charge an initial fee of $50. Fees for further legal services are based on the type of case and are discussed during the initial consultation. After that, clients can set appointments for follow-up services.

Fees for consultations and follow-up services with a CARECEN attorney are minimal compared with those charged by private immigration attorneys. However, they are crucial to defraying our basic costs, and they help keep CARECEN's doors open.

You may be required to gather documentation depending on the kind of case for which you believe you qualify. To see which documents can help with different cases, please consult our PREPARING FOR YOUR CASE page. Having the required documents on the day of your initial consultation can speed the process significantly.

CARECEN's focus is on immigration assistance. Criminal, family and other types of cases may be referred to other organizations.

Initial consultation Family petitions
Residency renewal/replacement Status adjustment (Permanent residency)
FOIA requests Affidavit of support
FBI fingerprints Citizenship
Document notarization NACARA
Letters or calls to immigration offices Removal of residency conditions
Consular processing VAWA/U Visa
DACA renewal Initial DACA application
Work permit renewal Unaccompanied minor representation program
TPS renewal Immigration services fraud cases