Immigration & Refugee Services

As with our own ancestors who journeyed to the USA for a better life, every year, many immigrants come to the United States in search of that same dream. Through the office of Immigration and Refugee Services, New Hampshire Catholic Charities provides newcomers with casework, support, and guidance throughout the process of becoming a United States citizen - from immigration to naturalization.

Those served by Catholic Charities have fled persecution due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a group and many others would suffer extreme hardship if they returned to their countries of origin. Through our program, individuals and families that are eligible for immigration benefits, but who cannot afford private assistance, are provided with low-cost immigration counseling and legal representation. In addition, our program offers some social services to both the immigrant and refugee. It also advocates on public policy positions that address their needs and conditions.

Immigration Counseling
Counseling and assistance are available to low-income individuals who have immigration questions or want to apply for immigration benefits.

In partnership with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), we assist with various applications and petitions, some of which include:

  • Family-Based Visas
  • Visas for Religious Personnel
  • Consular Processing/Visas
  • Political Asylum
  • Adjustment to Lawful Permanent Residence
  • Self Petitions for Battered Spouses/Violence Against Women Consultations and Assistance (VAWA)
  • Naturalization

The New Hampshire Catholic Charities Immigration Office has been recognized and accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) since 1994. Our professional staff consists of immigration attorneys and BIA accredited representatives.

Immigration and Refugee Services
261 Lake Street
Nashua, NH 03060-4127
Tel: 889-9431 - Fax: 880-4643