Catholic Immigration Legal Services

Catholic Immigration Legal Services (CILS) provides quality legal immigration assistance to low-income residents of Washington. Currently, CILS provides free citizenship/N-400 application assistance to people who are currently receiving public benefits or living in the city of Seattle. All other immigration legal services are provided for a small fee.

Our offices are located in Seattle and Mount Vernon and we serve residents from King, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan and Snohomish counties.


Services provided by CILS include:

  • Citizenship/naturalization
  • Adjustment of status (green cards)
  • Green card replacement or renewal
  • Family-based petitions
  • Consular processing
  • Petition to remove conditions
  • Fiancé visa
  • DACA renewal
  • Travel documents
  • Employment authorization
  • Mock interview
  • Resource and referral
  • Community outreach and education

Catholic Immigration Legal Services is a Department of Justice (DOJ) recognized program that assists in assuring high-quality legal representation. Catholic Immigration Legal Services’ office includes both immigration staff attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives. The staff of a DOJ-recognized agency must have a certain level of experience in, and knowledge of, immigration law to be accredited by the Department of Justice to provide immigration legal services. DOJ accreditation also ensures that caseworkers will not be engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. 

Catholic Immigration Legal Services’ main office is located at 100-23rd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144. The Mount Vernon Family Immigration Services’ office is located at 300 South First Street, Suite C, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. We do not have drop-in appointments. 

If you would like to speak to someone about your immigration case in Seattle, please contact our office at (206) 328-6314. In the Mount Vernon area, please call (360) 416-7095. Click here to contact us via email. 

Please note, we can only provide legal immigration services to people living in Washington State. If you live outside Washington State, click here to search for an immigration legal service provider near you. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering with our office? Our Seattle office currently has three open volunteer opportunities. For more information click the button below.

Pro-immigrant Organizations / Organizciones Pro-inmigrantes

Additional Resources/Information 

City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs 

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project 

One America 

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc 

National Immigration Law Center 


Catholic Immigration Legal Services
100- 23rd Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144-2302
Phone: (206) 328-6314

Abdi Jama
Program Director
DOJ Accredited Representative

Nicole Peger
Senior Staff Attorney

Chikako Nishimura
Staff Attorney

Romina Garcete de Coronel
DOJ Accredited Representative

Kasey Rackowitz

Mount Vernon
CCS Family Immigration
300 South First Street, Suite C
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 416-7095

Valentina Ashe
Program Supervisor
DOJ Accredited Representative

Rosa Saldana
DOJ Accredited Representative

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General Inquiries

(206) 323-6336


Mail Donations To:
Catholic Community Services
Attn: Fund Development
100 23rd Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144-5979