Resources for New Immigrants

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The following Austin nonprofit agencies offer assistance in immigration law.


Immigration Legal Services
Catholic Charities of Central Texas
1625 Rutherford Lane, Austin, Texas
512-651-6101

American Gateways
One Highland Center
314 Highland Mall Blvd.,Ste. #501
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 478-0546
The following Capital Metro bus routes stop at the Highland Mall (in front of the office): 7, 10, 161, 300, 320, 350, MetroRail

For further referral to immigration law assistance, please contact the following organizations:

Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas
512-472-8303

Immigration Lawyer Search (American Immigration Lawyers Association)

For legal assistance other than immigration matters, please contact the following organization:

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
4920 N. I-35 · Austin , TX 78751
512-374-2700

For government assistance in your immigration matter, please contact:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
- National Customer Service Center: 1-800-375-5283
- TTY: 1-800-767-1833
- District Office (in San Antonio, covers Austin)
- InfoPass (Make appointments with USCIS officers)
- E-filing
- Case Status Service Online
- Immigration Forms and Fees

Application Support Center
Parkline Shopping Center
11301 Lakeline Blvd., Suite 150
Austin, TX 78717

U.S. Department of State-Visas