Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Family-Based Immigration

Are you ready to petition a spouse or relative from another country to come live in the United States?

Is your visa petition current and are ready to apply for a green card?

Do you need assistance with consular processing?

Are you a non-permanent resident (not a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident) who needs to request to travel outside the United States?

Do you need to remove the conditions of your residency in the United States?

Do you need assistance to complete an affidavit of support?

Advancing Justice-Los Angeles can help!


Immigration consultations are available at our office for $50.00. Consultations include a brief case review and legal advice. During consultations, clients are informed about the required USCIS application forms, filing fees (USCIS), approximate processing period for USCIS forms, and whether he or she is eligible for the immigration relief program requested.

Common services requested are (but not limited to):
  • I-130, Petition for Alien Relative
  • I-131, Application for Travel Document (Advance Parole & Reentry Permit)
  • I-485, Application to Adjust Status
  • I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence (Joint Petition & Waiver of the Joint Filing Requirement)
  • I-765, Application for Employment Authorization Card
  • I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section Under Section 213A of the Act
  • Inadmissibility/Deportability (based on criminal and unlawful presence grounds)
  • “Aging Out” children
  • Beneficiary’s “opt-out option”
  • Child Citizenship Act


Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles is a D.O.J. recognized organization and also offers legal representation for $150.00. Legal representation includes application preparation and submission to USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). The most common case for representation is for adjustment of status (I-485), especially applications that are marriage-based. 

All family-based immigration assistance is available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please email [email protected] or call our toll-free in-language helplines:

Chinese: (800) 520-2356
Korean: (800) 867-3640
Thai: (800) 914-9583
Tagalog: (855) 300-2552
English/Other: (888) 349-9695


Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583

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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.