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Nationalities Service Center

  • Location:
    1216 Arch Street
    4th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Phone:
    (215) 893-8400
  • Fax:
    (215) 735-9718
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:
    No

Nationalities Service Center is Philadelphia's leading immigrant and refugee services organization empowering individuals to build a self-sustaining and dignified future. Nationalities Service Center (NSC) provides legal representation to low-income individuals in matters of immigration law. It focuses on reuniting families, seeking humanitarian relief for adults and children fleeing persecution, assisting survivors of domestic violence and other crimes, and representing clients in removal/deportation proceedings.

Counties served: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Philadelphia, York
Detention Facilities Served: Berks County Family Shelter (PA), York County Prison (PA)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, ESL, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes

ciri partners

  • asian americans advancing justice
  • american immigration council
  • afl cio
  • american immigration council
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • the center for popular democracy
  • catholic immigration network
  • center for migration studies
  • fair immigration reform movement
  • farmworker justice
  • immigration advocates network
  • immigration legal resource center
  • naleo educational fund
  • national alliance of latin american and caribbean communities
  • national council of la raza
  • national day laborer organizing network
  • national immigrant justice center
  • national immigration law center
  • national immigration project
  • picon national network
  • picon national network
  • ufw foundation
  • unite here!
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  • united we dream
  • women for common sense immigration reform
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