National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

  • Location:
    1627 K Street, NW
    Suite 610
    Washington, DC 20006
  • Phone:
    (202) 393-3572
  • Fax:
    (202) 315-0375
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) provides legal assistance on a range of legal issues including abuse prevention, family, immigration, employment, housing, disability and public assistance to low-income Asian Americans who have limited English proficiency residing in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. We prioritize immigration matters involving victims of domestic violence, crime or trafficking.

Counties served: District of Columbia

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Community Development, Disability, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Public Benefits
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, English, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Urdu, Vietnamese
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Can serve clients throughout the DC metropolitan area, including MD. Legal Help Line: (202) 393-3572 ext. 22 (English); ext. 18 (Chinese); ext. 19 (Hindi/Urdu); ext. 20 (Vietnamese); ext. 21 (Korean).

IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service

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