"Quick List" Prep Checklist
Planning a visit to one of our office locations? Great! 
We look forward to helping you with your immigration counseling needs at one of our office locations (click here to view locations).

Immigration law is often very overwhelming, but our accredited and experienced staff is here to help you understand the immigration process and the best options available to you. 

We ask all individuals planning a visit our office to review our "Quick List" checklist. It outlines some basic intake procedures and will help you gather any necessary documents or information commonly required during preliminary case preparations. 

Familiarizing yourself with
our intake process and procedures will help expedite your visit and allow our staff to assist as many individuals as possible.
You must bring with you all documents related to your immigration case (copies of applications, visas, passports, criminal records, etc.). If you do not have your documents, we will not be able to assist you properly.
If you are petitioning for a relative and your relative is in the United States, he or she should come with you.
If you return to open your case within 30 days of your initial consultation, and you have all the items we instructed you to gather at your first consultation, we will open your case on the day that you come.
If you are returning to our office after your first consultation with us, please reminder:
1. Always have your case number.
2. Bring any letter you received from us.
3. Bring your colored checklist.
Standard consultations are about 45 minutes and can cost from $30 - $60, depending on the complexity/requirements necessary.
  Documentation requirements, additional costs necessary and/or other pertinent information regarding your particular case will be addressed at your individual consultation.


Immigration & Legal Services
Immigration & Legal Services
The Immigration and Legal Services program of Catholic Charities of Dallas was established in 1975 in response to the growing number of immigrants moving to the North Texas area. Program caseworkers are committed to help individuals understand the immigration law and to know their rights under the law.

The program provides a broad range of immigration counseling and representation to immigrants and their families.

Services we offer include:

● Family Visa Petitions
● Adjustment of Status Applications
● Consular Visa Processing
● Representation of Abused Women/Victims of Violent Crimes
● Naturalization/Citizenship Applications
● Applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
● Permanent resident applications for refugees and asylees
● Document renewals and replacements
● Education and Outreach about immigration law


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR)
Know Your Rights

Client Responsibility
Our program is designed to advise and guide clients through the immigration process. We consider client participation a critical piece to success. Therefore, we explain to all clients our expectation that they remain truthful in all information disclosed to us throughout the entire process. We can only serve our clients effectively when we have their full and total cooperation. We cannot be held responsible for the outcomes of cases in which facts and information have been misrepresented. We expect clients to remain in close contact with us and to inform us of any relevant changes pertaining to their cases. In the event that we do not have the client's full cooperation, we reserve the right to discontinue work on a given case and to withdraw as the representative in the case.


Our Central Office will be closed on Saturday, August 9, 2014. We are having a citizenship workshop at Santa Clara Regional Community Center.

Central Office (9461 LBJ Fwy. Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75243)
  • Individual consultations are provided in person at our office on a first-come, first-served basis on Tuesday through Saturday (expect the last Saturday of the month.)
  • Each individual will receive a numbered ticket upon arrival, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

West Dallas Office (2843 Lapsley St, Dallas, TX 75212)
  • You must have a scheduled appointment in order to be served by our staff at the West Dallas location. We currently do not accept walk-ins.
  • Appointments are available Monday - Friday starting at 8:00 a.m. and are scheduled every 45 minutes.
  • Call (214) 217-5600 to schedule an appointment.