The Korean population in the United States grew rapidly from 1975 to 1990, and one in four foreign-born Koreans arrived in 2000 or later. Koreans rank as one of the top ten largest immigrant groups to the United States, and rank as the seventh most prominent nationality among undocumented migrants to the US.
The Immigration Legal Services program aims to create access to immigration services that are needed for immigrants to transition into American life and become engaged members of society. Since 1989. The program has assisted over 4,000 immigrants to become engaged participants in American civic life. As the only BIA accredited Korean agency, and one of seven BIA accredited agencies in East Bay, the program provides low-cost, comprehensive legal immigration services API communities with special focus on the Korean community with limited English proficiency in the Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties with the following services:
One-on-one Legal Services
Through one on one individual counseling, we provide comprehensive immigration services, including naturalization, re-entry permit, and adjustment of status. This service is by appointment only, and appoints are available Monday thru Friday. We charge small fees for the following legal services, and fee waivers are available for low income individuals and family. Please call for an appointment: 510-547-2662.
List of in-house services provided
Application for Naturalization, Form N-400
Request for Fee Waiver, Form I-912
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request, Form G-639
Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, Form I-90
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Services
For more details, check out this link.
Citizenship Group Workshops
As part of East Bay Naturalization Collaborative, and DACA Collaborative, we provide group workshops in Naturalization and DACA cases.
Free Legal Clinics
Since 1989, KCCEB hosts monthly immigration clinic. We also co-host comprehensive legal clinic with the Korean American Bar Association Northern California. Our long-term pro bono lawyers meet community members for consultation during these workshops, covering wider range of legal issues. These services are free for low-income clients. Please RSVP for our next scheduled workshop.