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Services for New Americans

Citizenship and Immigration Services

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) offers Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) including immigration legal assistance to individuals and families. Our legal services are provided by multi-lingual experienced staff who are accredited by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP).

Services Include:

  • Consultation 
  • Citizenship 
  • Counseling 
  • Family reunification 
  • USCIS forms preparation and completion 
  • TPS application 
  • Liaison between clients and USCIS offices

Our legal services are open to all individuals seeking legal assistance with USCIS forms and applications. Individuals we cannot serve are referred to other service providers and resources in the area. Client fees vary depending on the extent of services needed and are separate from those established by USCIS.


The Safe Release Program helps unaccompanied children (under 18 years old) who are seeking safety and refuge at our borders reunify with non-parent sponsors (i.e., family members, family friends) in the United States. Sponsors complete background checks through the program, which allows for the release of the children from federal custody. This program allows children to live safely in the United States in a family setting while pursuing immigration relief.