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Providing low-cost legal services for low-income refugees, asylees and immigrants

Legal ServicesOur Legal Services:

  • Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition
  • Petition for Alien Relative
  • Application for Permanent Residence (Green Card)
  • Application for Citizenship
  • Employment Authorization
  • Application for Travel Document
  • Affidavit of Support (AOR)
  • Central American Minor (CAM)
  • Congressional advocacy
  • Other select immigration legal forms

Please note: We are unable to assist with asylum applications, removal and deportation defense, and generally cases requiring representation before immigration court. Clients seeking these services will be referred to an immigration attorney.

Our staff are accredited representatives under the Board of Immigration Appeals. We can assist clients in immigration proceedings before the Department of Homeland Security.


Services are generally by appointment. Please call (207) 560-7280 to make an appointment.

Walk-in clients will be seen for free consultations, to plan for services needed, and to schedule follow-up appointments or to make referrals.

In-person live interpreters are available and are generally scheduled through Language Partners. Phone interpreters are available for brief consultations of 20 minutes or less.


There is a nominal fee for services. Payment is collected at the time of your appointment.

No fee is currently charged for:

  • Consultations
  • Affidavit of Relationship (AOR)
  • Central American Minor (CAM)
  • Citizenship Applications for Refugee and Asylee Seniors aged 60 and over
  • In-person and phone interpretation

Online Resources:

Civics (History and Government) Questions for the Naturalization Test


Tools to help you prepare for US Citizenship from USCIS    


Learn about US History with the “Preparing for the Oath” online tool


Citizenship resources in various languages