Legal Services

Immigrants, Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Due to COVID-19, NVFS is only accepting a limited number of cases for remote representation. Please call the Legal Hotline and leave a brief message describing the legal assistance you need. If NVFS is able to take your case, an immigration attorney will call you back to complete a phone consultation. For more information on our response to COVID-19, please visit this page.

The U.S. legal system can be arduous to navigate, especially for those unfamiliar with the system, let alone the language. NVFS Legal Services assists immigrants and their families in achieving safety and stability in the United States by providing competent, culturally sensitive and low-cost immigration-related legal services.

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For a confidential consultation, please call our Legal Services hotline at 571.748.2806 for intake and referral. Note: Because of high call volume, it may take up to one week for one of NVFS’ immigration attorneys to return your call.

NVFS attorneys speak English and Spanish, and interpreters are available for other languages, including Arabic, Amharic, French and Farsi. We also assist other legal services providers in providing these same services through training, education and advocacy.

Cases We Accept

NVFS represents clients in a wide variety of family-based and humanitarian immigration cases, including:

  • Naturalization applications and requests for certificates of citizenship
  • Adjustment of status (“green card”) applications
  • Removal of conditions
  • Family and fiancée petitions
  • Consular processing
  • Temporary Protected Status
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“Dream Act”)
  • Cancellation of removal
  • VAWA-related applications for victims of domestic violence
  • U visa applications for victims of crime
  • T visa applications for victims of human trafficking
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for abused, abandoned or neglected children
  • Asylum and Convention against Torture claims
  • Employment authorization (work permits)
  • Travel documents and advance parole
  • Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Defense against deportation

We are unable to assist with employment-based applications, student visas or tourist visas. For assistance in obtaining low-cost representation in types of cases not listed above, please visit Legal Services of Northern Virginia.

Our Reach
legal cases accepted by NVFS attorneys per year

Our Impact
of legal cases, where a decision is reached, are approved in NVFS’ clients’ favor

Thanks to Only
full-time immigration attorneys