National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Pars Equality Center

  • Location:
    1635 The Alameda
    San Jose, CA 95126
  • Phone:
    (408) 261-6405
  • Fax:
    (408) 297-6702
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Phone calls, Website, Zoom appointments are also available
  • Appointments accepted:

Pars Equality Center, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides free or low-cost legal immigration services to qualified individuals. Our immigration services include Citizenship/Naturalization applications; Green Card and Green Card renewals; Domestic Violence based immigration petitions (VAWA, U Visa, I-751 with waiver); Family Petitions; I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petitions; DACA renewals; Travel Documents; NVC Counselor Processing; Employment Authorization; Fee Waivers; Representation at USCIS interviews; and more complex immigration relief such as Humanitarian Reinstatements, Counselor Advocacy and Waivers.  Pars Equality Center is one of the lead agencies providing immigration legal assistance to Afghan nationals including Humanitarian Parole, SIV, and Adjustment of Status.

Counties served: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Humanitarian Parole, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, Employment services, ESL, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
Languages spoken: Armenian, Azerbaijani, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Pashto, Persian, Spanish, Urdu
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes


Volunteer Coordinator
Saba Jalali
(408) 261-6405