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Immigration Legal Assistance & COVID-19 Recovery Program - Providence Residents

Immigrants residing in the city of Providence: We can help!


Free Immigration Help

Reduced or waived application fees  | Legal services for immigration applications to maintain a lawful presence in Rhode Island, including obtaining U.S. citizenship

Location: Dorcas International’s 645 Elmwood Avenue office

By appointment only

Call 401-784-8607 during consultation hours only

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm | Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this program, you must reside in the city of Providence; currently have Lawful Permanent Residence, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status; and you must have a household income that is at or below 300% of the federal poverty guidelines. Check your eligibility here: https://bit.ly/povertyguidelines.

Free information to help make ends meet

Determine your eligibility for available benefits  |  Help navigating and accessing public benefits, referrals, and more | Referrals to DHS, Dorcas International and other agencies to apply for benefits and help with a variety of basic needs | Assistance identifying support services and resources throughout the state

Our rotating staff speak a variety of languages and are able to access interpretation as needed. No appointment necessary. 

Location: Dorcas International’s 220 Elmwood Avenue office

Walk-In Center Open Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am – 3pm

Inquire Today

Complete and submit program inquiry form below | For more information: 401-784-8607 or PVD@diiri.org 

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Document Checklist - Please have the following documents ready to bring to your appointment: Proof of address and residency (Identification card/Mail), Proof of income (Taxes/W-2/Earning Stub), Proof of status (Immigration Documentation), Proof of benefits

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for the past 100 years. We meet our clients where they are by providing integrated, wraparound programs and services helping those seeking to overcome educational, cultural, economic, and language barriers.