Ayuda’s mission is to advocate for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, training and outreach in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Ayuda provides direct civil legal services to immigrants through various programs. Services include, but are not limited to: Family-based immigration applications Removal defense Asylum 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 Naturalization (citizenship) Temporary Protected Status Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
1990 K Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 2000
D.C. consultations are held every Thursday morning and require an appointment. To make an appointment, please call, 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.
8757 Georgia Ave, Suite 800
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Maryland consultations are held every Wednesday morning and require an appointment. To make an appointment, please call, beginning at 8:30 a.m., on the 15th of the month (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend or a holiday).
If you are a Montgomery County, Maryland resident in removal proceedings or a Maryland resident who has experienced domestic violence, forced labor, or other forms of human trafficking, please call 240-594-0600 to see if any consultation appointments are available.
Ayuda’s Virginia office is closed for immigration legal consultations for new and former clients at this time.
Ayuda aims to provide free legal services whenever possible. We are able to provide free immigration legal services, including consultations, to many individuals because of grant funding we receive. If we are unable to serve you for free, Ayuda’s legal consultation fee is $100. If you are unable to pay, please ask to apply for a waiver of Ayuda’s legal fees.
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Washington, DC 20006
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