Immigration legal help

The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) partners with and funds several nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration assistance.

Community partners

The Advocates for Human Rights

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

Volunteer Lawyers Network

Other nonprofit organizations that provide immigration assistance

International Institute of Minnesota

Pro bono walk-in legal clinics

Immigration educational resources

Legal Practice Advisories on Raid Response and Immigration Court topics

Online Resources

English and Adult Education Classes

Resources in Greater Minnesota

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota

  • 1015 7th Ave N. Moorehead, MN 56560
  • 218-233-8585 or 1-800-450-8585
  • Income guidelines apply
  • Providing Equal Justice as the Free Civil Legal Aid in Northwest Minnesota
  • Areas of Legal Assistance: Citizenship Applications and renewal of LPR; can only work with client who have legal immigration status (LSC regulations do not permit cases with undocumented immigrants)
  • Types of Legal Assistance: Full Representation

Office of Multicultural Services (Hennepin County)

  • 1201 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
  • 612-348-2193
  • Must live in Hennepin County. No Income Eligibility guidelines.
  • Areas of Legal Assistance: Certain adjustment of status, EAD renewals and Naturalization Cases. Must live in Hennepin County, no income eligibility guidelines.  
  • Types of Legal Assistance: Full representation

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

  • 450 N. Syndicate St. Suite 285, St. Paul, MN 55104
  • 1-800-652-9733 or 651-255-0797
  • East Metro and Southern Minnesota–income guidelines apply
  • Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of status, Consular Processing, Employment authorization, family based petitions, T visas, U visas, Naturalization/Citizenship, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
  • Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, filings with USCIS. No clients in immigration court removal proceedings.

Standpoint

  • 1-800-313-2666 or 612-343-9842
  • Standpoint is a statewide nonprofit that answers legal questions, over the phone and for no cost, on issues of domestic and sexual violence. Immigration status often makes it difficult for a victim to leave an abusive situation and seek safety. Standpoint has an immigration attorney that can answer legal questions about domestic and sexual violence as they relate to immigrants and refugees. Standpoint also provides advice and technical assistance to service providers, as well as training around the legal issues related to domestic and sexual violence.

St Cloud Area Legal Services (MMLA)

  • 320-253-0121 or 1-888-360-2889
  • Helping Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens gain access to their basic rights for safety, shelter, food, health care and education.

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Last updated Oct 22, 2020

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