Immigration Resources in Berkeley/Bay Area

American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California

  • Phone: (415) 621-2493
  • 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States

East Bay Community Law Center

    • Provides a full-range of free legal services to low-income immigrants on a wide range of immigration issues with a focus on the most vulnerable populations—people with disabilities and chronic illness, members of the LGBTQ community, and youth.
    • Email:
    • Phone: (510) 548-4040
    • 2921 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA

      Centro Legal De La Raza

    • Represents clients using detained and non-detained removal defense, asylum applications, family-based visa petitions, U visas for victims of violent crimes, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), adjustment of status, and naturalization.
    • Email:
    • 3400 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601
    • Phone: (510) 437-1554,

      East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

    • Works with low-income and poor refugees and immigrants in the Bay Area, especially victims of Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence, indigenous Guatemalans, LGBT individuals and those suffering from HIV/AIDS, as well as Unaccompanied Children (UAC). Services include: Adjustment of Status, asylum, DACA, naturalization, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), support for asylees and unaccompanied children, and more
    • 2362 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California 94704 (In basement)
    • Phone: (510) 540-5296, Urgent/Toll Free:  (800) 548-0956

      Legal Services for Children

    • Provides a free legal screening for people under the age of 21 and advising about legal options. May be able to represent people who qualify for SIJS, DACA, T Visa, or U Visa (lawful immigration relief options) and live in San Francisco county, for free. Call (415) 863-3762 to learn what legal options are available.
    • 1254 Market Street, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94102
    • Phone: 415-863-3762

      Catholic Charities of the East Bay

    • Offers low-cost immigration services provided by Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representatives and licensed immigration attorneys in Oakland, Richmond, and Concord. Services include: legal consultations, Family-Based Visa Petitions, Permanent Residency (Green Card) Application and Renewal, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and more.
    • 433 Jefferson Street Oakland, CA 94607
    • Phone: (510) 768-3100

      Center for Gender & Refugee Studies

    • Strategic advocacy on behalf of refugees before the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Courts of Appeal. Medical and mental health professionals provide crucial documentation for asylum seekers who have survived torture and trauma.
    • 200 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA 94102
    • Email:
    • Phone: (415) 565-4877

      Social Justice Collaborative

    • Provides free appeals for detained clients who have received erroneous denials in their applications for relief. SJC also provides deportation defense services for non-citizens who are not currently detained.
    • 420 3rd Street, Suite 130, Oakland CA 94607
    • Phone: 510.992.3964

      Immigration Center for Women and Children

    • Provides affordable immigration services to underrepresented immigrants in California. ICWC strives to provide security and stability for children who are abused, abandoned or neglected and for immigrants who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes.
    • 3543 18th Street Mailbox 32 San Francisco, CA 94110
    • Email:
    • Phone: 415.861.1449

      International Institute of the Bay Area

    • Immigration attorneys and Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representatives help Bay Area residents determine if they are eligible for immigration relief, and represent them throughout the application process. Provide citizenship, crime victim, DACA, and family reunification services, deportation defense referrals and more.
    • 405 14th Street, Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612
    • Phone: 510-451-2846
    • Email:

Bay Area Legal Aid

    • Holistic services for immigrant survivors violence and sexual assault including VAWA and U Visa petitions, family law matters, income security, housing, and health care access.
    • 1735 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94612 510-663-4755
    • Phone: 800-551-5554


Immigration Resources on UC Berkeley Campus

ASUC Student Legal Clinic

    • Services include legal research, attorney/agency referrals, and income tax assistance. The SLC does not give legal advice, but rather provides research for legal options.

      Dreamers Project

    • UC Berkeley students with knowledge of the immigrant student identity who mentor non-traditional high school students.

      Boalt Immigration Group (BIG)

    • Detention outreach, court observation, and bond with an attorney at Centro Legal de la Raza to provide biweekly immigration legal intakes to detained non-citizens attend detained bond and merits hearings before the San Francisco Immigration Court. Bond representation for non-citizens in custody and bond proceedings before the San Francisco Immigration Court.

      Berkeley Immigration Law Clinic

    • Provides free immigration law assistance to economically-disadvantaged immigrants. Students will conduct interviews and assist clients in preparing United States Center for Immigration Services (USCIS) forms and documents, including family petitions, naturalizations and declaration letters.

      East Bay Dreamers Clinic

    • Guides DACA-eligible youth at local high schools and community colleges through the DACA application process, with an eye towards having these youth file their DACA applications with USCIS.