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Immigration Resources



The following non-profit agencies are staffed with immigration attorneys and/or Department of Justice Accredited Representatives. 


Ames | 515-296-2460                           Cedar Rapids |  319-364-7121

Dubuque | 319-651-4267                     Mason City | 641-4249683    

Waterloo | 319-651-4267 

Catholic Charities’ immigration staff provides legal services to help reunite families by assisting them in navigating the immigration system and advocating on their behalf. Catholic Charities assists with paperwork for green card and citizenship applications, family and visitor visas, deferred action for childhood arrivals, temporary protected status, violence against women act, and other family-based immigration legal services.

Translation assistance for legal documents such as birth, marriage, and divorce certificates is also available.

Immigration Legal Services brochure (English), (Spanish)

780 W. Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52804 | 563-324-1911

The diocesan Immigration Program is a non-profit program working with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of State to help reunite families split by immigration, and assists immigrants in adjusting their immigration status and other immigration benefits.  The immigration program focuses on family reunification immigration cases.  The Immigration counselors are accredited by Office of Legal Access Programs of the Department of Justice. 

Information about Services offered (English and Spanish)

1514 Isett Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761 | 563-264-883 |

They offer:

  • Consultations on Immigration issues
  • Immigration case investigations
  • Provide and prepare all immigration forms
  • Give employer seminars, training and workshops on Immigration documents and diversity

1035 Wade Street, Iowa City, IA 52240 |319-330-9883  |

The ICCompassion Immigration Resource Center is authorized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to officially provide high quality, low-cost immigration legal services to our community.

Free Legal Clinic-Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Schedule an appointment 

515-244-8028  | 

ICADV’s Legal Clinic provides holistic legal representation to victims of domestic violence in Iowa. Our staff and attorneys are trained in trauma-informed representation and view each client as a unique individual who needs a response tailored to his or her particular experiences, survival strategies and life goals.

Legal Services Provided

  • Immigration Law
  • Family law
  • Protection orders
  • Housing and economic justice
  • Qualifications for Assistance

The ICADV Legal Clinic ONLY accepts cases from victims and survivors of domestic violence. You do not need to currently be working with an advocate to qualify.

Brochure English Spanish

 (515) 244-7424  |  1-800-532-1275  |

The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault's legal department currently provides direct holistic civil legal representation to survivors of sexual assault in secondary schools and college campuses.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Education
  • Housing
  • Campus housing
  • Family law
  • Immigration law

1111 9th St, Suite 230 Des MoinesIA 50314 | 800-532-1275

Assistance with T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions.

515-255-9809 |

A statewide membership-based legal service and advocacy organization driven and led by immigrant and refugee voices and united with allies.

Immigration Legal Clinics are located in:

Cedar Rapids

Columbus Junction


Des Moines



Storm Lake

900 Jennings Street, Sioux City, IA 51105 | 712-258-5137 |

Providing Immigration and Naturalization Services, Including:

  • Applications for U.S. Citizenship
  • Green Card and Work Permit Applications & Renewals
  • Petitions for Family Members
  • Refugee/Asylee Processing and Applications

La Luz Centro Cultural Legal Department provides legal assistance to low-income, immigrant and Spanish-speaking residents who are seeking assistance with issues relating to immigration, such as family-based sponsorship petitions, naturalization, document renewals, adjustment of status/consular processing (green card), DACA, TPS, and Non-immigrant/Humanitarian Visas. Our office is recognized by the US Department of Justice under the name “La Luz Hispana”. We accept a limited number of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U-Visas, and T Visas.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street, Room 215 or 101(Application Support Center) Des Moines, IA 50309

This office serves the following counties: Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Calhoun, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clayton, Clinton, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mitchell, Monroe, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Scott, Story, Tama, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth, and Wright.

This office also serves the following Illinois Counties: Bureau, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Rock Island, Schuyler, and Warren.

In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Services Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment on the USCIS website.

1717 Avenue H, Omaha, NE 68110

This office serves the state of Nebraska and the following counties in Iowa: Audubon, Buena Vista, Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Fremont, Greene, Harrison, Ida, Lyon, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, O'Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Pottawattamie, Sac, Shelby, Sioux, Taylor, and Woodbury.

In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Services Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment on the USCIS website.  A kiosk is available in the lobby for making appointments.

PLEASE NOTE: This office is CLOSED for INFOPASS appointments on Friday's, and the first Wednesday of every month.

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This list is provided by American Friends Service Committee.

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