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Immigration Services


Nigerian Center

The Nigerian Center Inc. (501c3), is the first immigrant and cultural center for the Nigerian diaspora in the United States. The Nigerian Center was established to provide a connection to the Nigerian culture while offering financial inclusion and social justice opportunities for members of the Nigerian American community in the United States. 

Contact Info:

Address: 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020

Phone Number: 202-330-0352

Food Justice DMV

Food Justice DMV is a volunteer colectiva delivering food & standing in solidarity with thousands of immigrant neighbors. There are 3 weekly food distributions: Monday in VA, Thursday in MD and Saturday in DC. 

Contact Info:

Denise Woods

Phone Number: (410) 849 9886

Types of Visas

Employment-Based Immigration: First Preference EB-1

To be eligible for an employment-based, first-preference visa you must be a noncitizen of extraordinary ability, an outstanding professor or researcher, or a certain multinational executive or manager.


Employment-Based Immigration: Second Preference EB-2

To be eligible for an employment-based, second preference visa you must be a  member of the professions holding an advanced degree or its equivalent, or a person who has exceptional ability.

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Diversity Lottery

The Diversity Visa Program (DV Program) is one of the multiple ways for non-citizens to become U.S. permanent residents. The program is a free lottery that people from countries around the world can enter, for a chance to apply for green cards and live and work legally in the United States.


Extraordinary Ability

The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.


Family Visa

A family visa is a document issued for family reunification purposes in a foreign country. Usually, to qualify for a family visa, you need to have a family member, who is settled in a foreign country and you want to join them.


Quick Links

American Immigration Council
1331 G St NW #200,

Washington, DC 20005
Phone Number:(202) 507-7526 Website:

National Immigration Forum
Address: 10 G St NE Suite 500,

Washington, DC 20001
Phone Number: (202) 347-0040


​ Georgetown University Law Center for Applied Legal Studies Address: 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Suite 332 Washington, DC 20001 Phone Number:(202) 662-9565 Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) Address: One South Street, Suite 1100 Baltimore, MD 21202 Phone Number: (443) 470-9437 Email: HIAS (Silver Spring)* Address: 1300 Spring St., Suite 500 Silver Spring, MD 20190 Phone Number: (301) 844-7248 Email: Humans Rights First Address: 805 15th Street NW, Suite 900 Washington DC 20005 Phone Number: (202) 547-5692 nd-potential-clients/refugee-protection/probono-pro gram/ Immigration Legal Services Associated Catholic Charities Adress: 430 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 Phone Number: (667) 600-2922 Email: Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) COalition Address: 1025 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 701 Washington, DC 20036 Phone Number: (202) 331-3320 & (202) 331-3329 (Detention Line) Email: (For Detained Adults) & : (For Detained Children) Ayunda Adress: 1990 K Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20006 Tel: (202) 387-4848

Pro Bono Legal Services:


Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Address: 1460 Columbia Rd NW # C-1, Washington, DC 20009 Phone Number: (202) 328-9799 Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area Address: 1730 Rhode Island Ave NW Suite 712, Washington, DC 20036 Phone Number: (703) 698-5026

Latinx Community Centers

Latin American Youth Center Address: 1419 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009 Phone Number: (202) 319-2225 Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Address: 1460 Columbia Rd NW # C-1, Washington, DC 20009 Phone Number: (202) 328-9799

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