Immigration Legal Services

Immigration Legal Services available at World Relief Minnesota

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participates in the following programs:


Immigration Legal Services

WRM is a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), [Dept. of Justice] accredited agency that provides immigration legal services to the immigrant community in the Twin Cities. Primary legal services include: Green card applications, family-based visas, travel documents, and citizenship applications. WRM serves over 700 immigrants annually in immigration legal services.

The Immigration staff at World Relief Minnesota represent clients on the following Immigration applications:

Green Cards 

I-90 Replacement of Green Card
I-485 Green Card Application


N-400 Naturalization
N-600 Certificate of Citizenship

Family Based Petitions

Affidavit of Relationship (AOR/Family Sponsorship)
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence
I-130 Family Based Petition
I-730 Refugee Visa 93 and Asylee Visa 92
One Step Processing (Spouse Petition including I-130, I-485, nd I-765)
I-864 Affidavit of Support Series
DS-230 Application for Immigrant Visa

Other Applications & Services

I-102 Replacement of I-94
DMV Request for Variance
FOIA Request
Affidavit Preparation
I-131 Travel Document/Advance Parole
I-765 Employment Authorization
Diversity Lottery Preparation of Electronic Submission
Selective Service Status Information Letter
Legal Consultation

AOR Program

As of October 15, 2012 the Affidavit of Relationship(AOR) or P-3 program has been re-opened. Through the AOR program, Refugees or Asylees may sponsor family members to resettle in the United States. Filing an AOR gives those family members access to the U.S. Refugee Admission Program. For eligibility criteria and more information, click here: AOR Fact Sheet . Please contact our Refugee Sponsorship line at 612-243-2956 with any questions regarding your case or to schedule an appointment.


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) [Dept. of Homeland Security] charges fees for each of these applications.

In addition, the WRM Immigration Department charges nominal fees that vary depending on the complexity of services provided. They reflect the direct costs of the services, and are in line with national Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) guidelines. Our service fees cover: application preparation, legal screening, referral to social services (if applicable), photos, mailing, case representation, and follow-up with USCIS or other appropriate agencies.  Please contact us for a listing of our current fees.

Scheduling an Appointment

All new immigration clients are required to attend a brief intake for eligibilty screening and appointment preparation.  Currently, we do intakes on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 9 am to 4 pm.  We encourage clients to make an appointment for an intake in advance by calling: 612-243-2961.

For Affidavit of Relationship (AOR) appointments and more information about the Refugee Sponsorship program, call the Refugee Family Sponsorship Line: 612-243-2956. *Due to the influx of calls it may be take 1-2 weeks to return your call.

For  general questions related to World Relief’s Immigration Legal Service Program, contact Christine Burton, Director of Immigration Legal Services: 612-243-2971.

For a refugee/asylee green card or citizenship appointment during our Monday immigration legal clinic at the Karen Organization of Minnesota in St. Paul, contact Amber Kerrigan, Immigration Counselor: 612-746-5650.

For a refugee/asylee green card or citizenship appointment during our  immigration legal clinic at the African Assistance Programin Brooklyn Center (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month), contact Christine Burton, Director of Immigration Legal Services: 612-243-2971.

Other Immigration Related Programs:

Citizenship Classes