| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid - Refugee Immigration Project and Low-Cost Immigration Legal Assistance (Downtown Office)

  • Location:
    126 W. Adams St.
    2nd Floor
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Phone:
    (904) 356-8371 ext. 334
  • Fax:
    (904) 354-0766
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) Immigration Unit provides free immigration legal services to eligible refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, Amerasians, Iraqi/Afghani Special Immigrant Visa holders, and certified victims of human trafficking, and other eligible immigrants.  JALA also offers low-bono legal assistance to individuals who meet income requirements with certain immigration matters such as family-based petitions, lawful permanent residence, naturalization/citizenship, DACA renewals, Asylum and more.  

Please go to to fill out an application. 

Counties served: Alachua, Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Saint Johns
Detention Facilities Served: Dekalb County Detention Center (AL), Baker County Facility (FL)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court
Other areas of legal assistance: Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Veterans
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Project can represent clients at USCIS interviews and Orlando Immigration Court


Volunteer Coordinator
Missy Davenport
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