Frequently asked questions
- What services do you provide?
- What are your fees?
- What are your office hours?
- What do I bring to my initial consultation?
- What do I bring to my appointment to apply for residency?
- What do I bring to my appointment to apply for a work permit renewal?
- I changed my address / phone number! What do I do?
- What geographical areas do you serve?
- I need a lawyer to represent me in immigration court. Can you help?
What services do you provide?
We provide the following services for LGBTQIA+ clients:
- Affirmative Asylum
- Consultations to screen for immigration relief
- Family Petitions
What do I bring to my initial consultation?
Please bring all identity documents in your possession (e.g. birth certificate, consular identification card, passport) and any documents you have received in the past from immigration services.
What do I bring to my appointment to apply for residency?
- 2 passport photos
- Proof of asylum (I-94 card, approval letter)
- Medical exam (click here for qualified physicians)
- Birth certificate
- Credit/debit, money order, or check payment for Oasis Legal Services (call to discuss pricing)
- If you have an arrest record, bring copies of court records for each arrest
- Check or money order for US Department of Homeland Security for $1225. If you cannot pay, contact us to see if you qualify for a fee waiver.
What do I bring to my appointment to apply for a work permit renewal?
- 2 passport photos
- Current work permit
- Check or money order to US Department of Homeland Security for $410. If you cannot pay, contact us to see if you qualify for a fee waiver.
I changed my address / phone number! What do I do?
It is really important that we are able to contact you in case there are any developments in your case. Please contact us as soon as possible if you change your address or phone number. We will also notify Immigration Services of the change if you have a pending petition.
What geographical areas do you serve?
We serve clients who are able to come to our office and live in the geographical area that is served by the San Francisco Asylum Office:
Counties of Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba
Counties of Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, Wash, White Pine
I need a lawyer to represent me in immigration court. Can you help?
We do not represent clients in immigration court. Give us a call or email us and we can refer you to a lawyer who can help you.