Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)
Forms Assistance - Immigration
12 Civic Center Plz, Ste 3000, Mankato, MN, 56001
Distance: 1383 Miles
Program that helps people understand and successfully complete forms, paperwork or documents that are required to receive benefits or services
Immigration legal programs and services available:
* Permanent United States residence applications
* Naturalization and citizenship applications
* Applications for victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes
* Replacement of lost, stolen or expiring documents
* Family visa petitions (limited)
Area Served by County
- Blue Earth County
- Brown County
- Faribault County
- Le Sueur County
- Martin County
- McLeod County
- Nicollet County
- Sibley County
- Waseca County
- Watonwan County
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- People with low income
There is no fee for this service.
Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Martin, McLeod, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan counties
Seniors unit also serves Faribault county
- Administrative Office 55 5th St E, Ste 400, St. Paul, MN, 55101
- Albert Lea Office 146 W College St, Albert Lea, MN, 56007
- Moorhead Office 1015 7th Ave N, Moorhead, MN, 56560
- Rochester Office 903 Center St W, Ste 230, Rochester, MN, 55902
- Shakopee Office 55 5th St E, Ste 400, St. Paul, MN, 55101
- St. Paul Office 450 Syndicate St N, Ste 285, St. Paul, MN, 55104
- Winona Office 66 E 3rd St, Ste 204, Winona, MN, 55987
- Worthington Office 1567 McMillan St N, Ste 6, Worthington, MN, 56187
Other Services or resources
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FT-1000.3300Immigrant Benefits Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for non-citizens who are having difficulty understanding, accessing, and/or are unaware of government-sponsored entitlement programs and social services for which they are eligible including housing programs, employment assistance and job training, medical assistance, and other government entitlements. The program may help these individuals understand the eligibility criteria for benefits and services, the benefits/services available, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete application forms; negotiate on their behalf with benefits administration and social service staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits counseling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.
FT-1020Certificates/Forms Assistance Definition
Programs that help people obtain, complete and/or file official forms, certificates, documents, applications or other paperwork that is required to apply for benefits or services, initiate or respond to legal action or to officially handle or document the occurrence of a transaction; that help people acquire copies of official documents on file elsewhere; or that review legal documentation an individual has received to help explain its meaning.
FT-3600.3300Immigrant Visa Application Filing Assistance Definition
Programs that assist in filing petitions by aliens who are seeking admission to the United States with the intention of residing in the U.S. on a permanent basis. In most cases, a relative or prospective employer files the immigrant visa application on behalf of the individual. Certain applicants such as investors, workers with extraordinary ability and certain special immigrants may petition on their own behalf. Petitioners apply for a specific immigrant classification for the beneficiary, e.g., priority worker, spouse of a lawful permanent resident and, when the petition has been approved, wait until a visa number becomes available.
FT-3600.6000Naturalization Support/Legal Services Definition
Programs that assist in filing applications by lawful permanent residents who have been in that status for at least five years (or three years if married to a U.S. citizen), who meet other eligibility requirements and who wish to become naturalized U.S. citizens. Applicants must pass a citizenship examination to determine whether they can speak and read English and have a knowledge of the fundamentals of American government, history and the Constitution; and must take an oath of allegiance to the United States.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
Individuals from other countries who have come to the United States to live permanently.
Individuals who have fled their native country and have been given official permission by the government to settle permanently in another country. In the United States, refugee status is given to people who are outside their country of nationality and who are unwilling to return to that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on the individuals' race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Entrant status allows the individual to remain in the U.S., but does not confer true "refugee" status. Asylees are refugees who apply for this status while already in the U.S. (on student or tourist visas, for example).
YL-3300.4500Low Income Definition
Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.