National Immigration Legal Services Directory
Ayuda (Washington DC Office)
Ayuda’s immigration legal team represents low-income immigrants from all over the world in immigration matters before the Baltimore and Arlington Immigration Courts, local Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, the Arlington Asylum Office, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, the U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Our attorneys provide immigration legal services from our offices in Washington, DC, Silver Spring, Maryland, and Fairfax, VA.
Services include, but are not limited to:
Family-based immigration applications
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
Humanitarian applications (victims of crime, domestic violence, human trafficking)
Violence Against Women Act petitions
Adjustment of status to permanent residence
Temporary Protected Status
Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Need help with an immigration matter? The first step toward a solution is to come in for a consultation with one of our staff. Consultations are by appointment only.
The cost for a consultation is $100, though no individual is turned away for an inability to pay. And Ayuda continually strives to find funding sources that enable us to serve clients at no cost to the client. Pay special attention to the different service hours between the offices in DC, Virginia and Maryland.
For our DC Office: Consultations are held every Thursday morning and require an appointment. To make an appointment, please call 202-387-4848, beginning at 9 a.m., on the 15th of the month (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend, a holiday, or weather-related closing). For example, appointments for April are scheduled starting March 15.
Project END is a direct legal services project aimed at remedying the harm caused by immigration legal services fraud. Project END provides advice, counsel, and representation to victims of fraud in civil, criminal, and immigration proceedings.
Ayuda’s Project END encourages consumers to submit complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Complaints are viewed by local and national law enforcement and government agencies to identify and take action against businesses or individuals who defraud immigrant consumers.
Ayuda Project END has created a guide to show how to submit notario/legal services fraud complaints in DC, MD, VA, and nationally, with a summary of the potentially relevant civil and criminal statutes in each jurisdiction.
|Counties served:||District of Columbia|
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:||Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, 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, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)|
|Other areas of legal assistance:||Consumer, Family & Juvenile|
|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), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services, Social 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:||English, French, Spanish|
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:||Yes|
|Nominal fee charged?||Yes|
|Other information:||Can serve clients throughout the state of Maryland and Washington DC. Consultations are by appointment only and arranged via telephone.|