Immigration Legal Services

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This program provides low cost, high quality immigration legal services to those who cannot afford a private attorney. Our offices handle primarily family-based immigration cases, including assisting immigrants in filing for permanent residency in the United States and helping immigrants to consular process through consulates abroad.  We help immigrants to file for Naturalization, Temporary Protected Status, renewal of work permits and permanent resident cards, as well as assisting in applications for removal of conditions on residency, NACARA, fiance visas, Deferred Action for Childood Arrivals (DACA), religious visas, and extensions of non-immigrant visas. Additionally, we assist immigrant victims of crime to file for U visas and self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). We are an affiliate of the Catholic Legal immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Catholic Charities Office of Immigration Services charges a fee for providing these services, but our fees are minimal and are based on a sliding scale for income. We serve immigrants who are currently living in South Carolina. These services are by appointment only, and those interested in receiving services must make an appointment before being seen. Currently, we have offices in Greenville, Charleston, and Hilton Head. Contact information for these offices may be found here. Our Berea and Hilton Head locations are recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals as they employ individuals who are BIA accredited representatives.

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