Immigration Legal Service Providers

The City of Minneapolis has partnered with three nonprofit law organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration assistance: 

Community Partners

The Advocates for Human Rights

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

Volunteer Lawyers Network

Immigration Organizations and Resources

Online Resources

Walk-in Legal Clinics Staffed by Pro Bono Attorneys

English and Adult Education Classes

Immigration 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

Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

  • 612-334-5970 or apply online
  • Specializes in providing professional legal help to Minnesotans who traditionally lack access to the American justice system and cannot afford the services of a private attorney.
  • Areas of Legal Assistance: Services include Citizenship, permanent residency, vulnerable youth and seniors, refugees and asylees, VAWA and other related issues
  • 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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We are in the process of adding additional community resources.

Last updated Nov 7, 2018