Legal Services

CARECEN is committed to providing high quality, affordable immigration legal services.

In order to protect our staff and community in light of the Covid-19 (Corona Virus), CARECEN Is canceling all walk in services until further notice. To hear our pre-recorded message please call 213-385-7800

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CARECEN is committed to providing high-quality, affordable immigration legal services.

We have a no-charge consultations for most cases. We do not charge any fees for DACA and Naturalization consultations. Persons seeking assistance with VAWA and/or U-VISA applications should visit our VAWA/U-VISA page. 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 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.


You can receive an initial consultation by showing up in person on a walk-in basis at either of the offices listed below. Time slots fill up quickly; thus we recommend you arrive early. 

Los Angeles 2845 W. Seventh St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. 213) 385-7800 ext. 136
San Fernando Valley 16501 Sherman Way, Suite 220
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Monday, 9 a.m. (please do not arrive before this time) (213)385-7800, ext. 122
San Bernardino 468 W 5th St, Suite 204, SanBernardino, CA 92401 Walk-in services are not available – appointments for existing clients only. Additional services will be added in the coming months (additional detail forthcoming).