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Accredited Immigration Service Providers
The Executive Office for Immigration Review interprets and administers immigration laws by conducting court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings. Information is available to locate a representative to assist in immigration proceedings, identify a free legal service provider or find out the status of a case.

California Department of Social Services
Legal services for unaccompanied undocumented minors.

California Office of Immigration Assistance                       
The Attorney General's Office is committed to protecting immigrant communities, public safety and the basic rights of all Californians through the vigorous enforcement of civil rights laws and consumer protections and by promoting trust and cooperation between immigrants and law enforcement.

Citizenshipworks is an online service that guides you safely through every step of your citizenship application. If there are any potential problems, Citizenshipworks will connect you to the legal help you need. 

Civic Practice Test for the Naturalization Test
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office presents Civics Practice Test Videos which simulate the civics portion of the naturalization test. 

Find an immigration attorney
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Immigration Law help 
Provides the searchable National Online Legal Services Directory for free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal servces in all 50 states.

Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship
Easy-to-use interactive website with videos and activities to help people with the civics portion of the naturalization test.

US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

US Visa
Information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each.

USA Learns (Free Online English Instruction)
USA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English online. The website was built by the Sacramento County Office of Education. 

Visas (United States)
Answers basic questions about visas and visa policies.

Immigrant Legal Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
About: USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.
Sobre: USCIS es la agencia federal que supervisa el proceso de migración en los Estados Unidos.

Immigrant Hope of Santa Barbara
Address: 935 San Andres Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number:805-963-0166
About: Low-cost legal advice & services regarding the U.S. immigration processes.
Sobre: Servicios legales de bajo costo, y servicios sobre el proceso de inmigración Estadounidense.

Santa Barbara County Immigrant Legal Defense Center
Address:120 E. Jones St. Suite 117, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone Number: (805) 886-9136
About: We pair pro bono attorneys with individuals who are in immigrant detention. Referral services to a non-profit or pro-bono attorney to represent you on your case.
Sobre: Emparejamos abogados de bajo costo o gratis con gente que están en detenciones migratorias.

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County
Address: 301 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: (805) 963-6754
About: Legal Aid provides free legal assistance to low-income people and senior citizens at the Legal Aid offices in different areas of law.

  • Wednesdays, 4-6pm: Goleta Valley Community Center
  • Tuesdays 4-6pm: Franklin Neighborhood Center (Immigration & Civil)

Importa Santa Barbara
Address: 129 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Phone Number: (805) 604-5060
About: IMPORTA represents and provides legal counsel for low-income immigrants.
Sobre: IMPORTA representa y aconseja sobre asuntos legales
When: Monday-Thursday, 3pm until 7pm, and by appointment on Friday and Saturday.

USA Learns
About: USA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English and prepare for U.S. citizenship online
Sobre: USA es un sitio de web gratuito que ofrece clases para aprender Inglés y cursos para el examen de ciudadanía