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Immigration Resources

Forms  l  Online Case Status Check  l  Immigration Fraud

Legal Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
450 Main Street, First Floor
Hartford, CT
1-800-375-5283, TDD/TEXT 1-800-767-1833
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM   
You must schedule an appointment with an Immigration Officer using the online appointment system InfoPass  

Finding Legal Advice

Notorious Notarios

American Immigration Lawyers Association  

Listing of Recognized Organizations and Representatives by State

Support Services

Directory of non-profit immigrant service providers  

Ethnic Organizations in Connecticut   

Photograph and copying services  

 USCIS Application Support Center
                      467 Silver Lane, East Hartford

Diversity Visa Lottery

Non-Immigrant Visas (e.g. Students Visas, Temporary Worker Visas, Tourism Visas)

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

Humanitarian Benefits (e.g. Refugees, Asylees)

U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services provides a number of humanitarian programs and protection to assist individuals in need of shelter or aid from disasters, oppression, emergency medical issues and other urgent circumstances. Visit www.uscis.gov  to learn more about some of the humanitarian benefits offered, such as: Refugee Status or Asylum; Battered Spouse, Children and Parents; Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Crimes; Humanitarian Parole; Temporary Protected Status; Special Situations

Center for Applied Linguistics

The State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement 

Immigrant Rights

American Civil Liberties Union
(212) 549-2500 (860) 247-9823

Center for Community Change

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

Hartford Area Rally Together

Justice for Immigrants

MIRA Home Page

Undocumented Immigrants

Persons who are undocumented begin acquiring “unlawful presence” on the day they are first in the United States in an undocumented status (the day they cross the border or the day they overstay their visa). Persons who are known to be undocumented more than 180 days will not be allowed to return to the United States legally for three years, once they leave or are deported. Persons who are known to be undocumented more than one year will not be allowed to return to the United States legally for ten years, once they leave or are deported. There is a waiver of these bars to admission that a few people are able to get if they can show that their U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse or parent would suffer extreme hardship if they were not granted a waiver. Persons who have been known to be undocumented more than one year after April 1, 1997, who then leave the country and then reenter illegally, can be permanently barred from the United States.


Registry is a section of immigration law that enables certain individuals who have been present in the U.S. Since January 1, 1972 the ability to apply for a green card (permanent residency,) even if they are currently in the U.S. unlawfully.

Last update: 02/04/11