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NIJC offers consultations by appointment only. During the COVID-19 pandemic, most consultations are being conducted virtually. Before your appointment, be sure to read our guide on how to prepare. 

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If you are an asylum seeker

For more information about NIJC's asylum services call 312-660-1331.
Please note that this is an informational line only. 

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If you are detained, or are calling about someone in detention:

Call the NIJC Detention Project at (773) 672-6599 on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Detained immigrants call collect at (312) 583-9721 or use the pro bono platform and NIJC's 3-digit code, 565.

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If you are an LGBTQ immigrant:

Call (773) 672-6551 or email
The phone line is open on Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


If you have a hearing at the Immigration Court and would like general information on the process:

Call (312) 660-1328.
Due to COVID-19, the Immigration Court Helpdesk (ICH) is not operating at the Chicago Immigration Court, but is operating remotely through our ICH Hotline. 

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To make an appointment for any other immigration issues:

Call 312-660-1370 or email
The phone line is open to appointment requests Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NIJC will only respond to emails requesting an appointment for a legal consultation.