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    Immigration Services

    Arab American Legal Services (AALS) is a program of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC).  AALS offers immigration services free of charge to qualifying low and moderate income San Francisco residents.  We provide clients with free preparation and representation services for:

    We provide clients with free preparation and representation services for:

    • Consultation with a lawyer on any immigration related matter
    • Preparation of family-based visa petitions (I-130)
    • Preparation of adjustment status applications (I-485)
    • Preparation of naturalization applications  (N-400)
    • FOIA requests
    • Preparation of Asylum Applications (I-589)
    • Immigration court presentation
    • Deportation defense

    AROC sees AALS as a necessary vehicle to support our community’s needs and enable them to gain the necessary tools and resources to be more civically engaged.  AALS is the only culturally and linguistically relevant immigration service for Arabs in the Bay Area and we serve over 250 clients each year.

    Walk-in Consultations

    AALS holds free walk-in consultation clinics every Tuesday from 11am – 3pm. 

    Community members are welcome to drop in for a free-of-charge consultation with the attorney on any immigration or civil rights matter.  Please call (415) 861-7444 for more information. 

    Donations are kindly accepted.


    San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network Organizations

    Partner Outreach Organizations

    • African Advocacy Network
    • Chinese for Affirmative Action
    • Dolores Street Community Services
    • Filipino Community Center
    • Mujeres Unidas y Activas
    • Causa Justa::Just Cause
    • People Organized to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights

    Partner Legal Organizations

    • Asian Law Caucus
    • Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
    • Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
    • La Raza Centro Legal
    • La Raza Community Resource Center

    Helpful Resources

    The following links contain helpful information for anyone interested in filing an immigration petition or understanding the immigration process.

    Immigration Forms:  Click USCIS Forms to view a list of USCIS forms and their instructions.

    General Immigration Information in Arabic: USCIS Information in Arabic

    Guide for New Immigrants: English or Arabic

    Naturalization Information:

    General information in Arabic about the immigration and naturalization process can be found here:  USCIS Information in Arabic

    This link will help you prepare for the Naturalization test by reviewing the following material:  Study Materials for the USCIS Civics Test

    Would you like to take a practice naturalization quiz?  Click here: Naturalization Self-Test

    Temporary Protective Status: Syrians

    If you are a Syrian national in the U.S., you may want to read about Temporary Protective Status: Information for  Temporary Protective Status for Syrians in the US

    *AALS and AROC are not responsible for any information contained in any linked website pages.  The information contained on this page should not be considered as legal advice.