National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Bronx Legal Services (Legal Services NYC)

  • Location:
    349 East 149th Street
    10th Floor
    Bronx, NY 10451
  • Phone:
    (917) 661-4500
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

For decades, Bronx Legal Services has provided free civil legal services to low-income Bronx residents. As a program of Legal Services NYC, the largest provider of free civil legal services in the country, Bronx Legal Services aims to fight poverty and seek justice for the most vulnerable populations in the Bronx by providing legal advice and representation in matters involving family law, immigration, housing, education, government benefits, taxes, consumer law, and foreclosure. Since 2000, Bronx Legal Services has provided high-quality legal services to low-income intimate partner violence (IPV) and elder abuse survivors living in the Bronx. In addition, our Family and Immigration Unit prioritizes representation of survivors in cases involving orders of protection, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and divorce, and files dozens of U and T non-immigrant and adjustment of status applications, VAWA self-petitions, and battered spouse waivers each year. The Family and Immigration Unit also accepts a wide variety of immigration cases, which includes family-based petitions, naturalization, removal defense, SIJS petitions, and asylum.

Counties served: Bronx

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, 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: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Disaster and Crisis Assistance, Education, Elder Law, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Homeless, Housing, Public Benefits, Taxes, Veterans
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Farsi, Filipino, French, Fuganese, German, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Ilocano, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Malay-Indonesian, Mandarin Chinese, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yiddish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No