Immigration Services

About the Program

CatholicFamilyCenter has been providing Immigration Assistance as an agency recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) since 1996.

Our Immigration team includes Accredited Representatives authorized by the BIA to provide counsel, intervention and official representation on immigration matters adjudicated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

In 2016, CFC assisted over 350 households with a range of immigration issues including adjustment, naturalization, employment authorization, parole extension, family petitions and general consultation.

Immigration Assistance Web Resources


Catholic Family Center is an Opportunity Center of the New York State Office for New Americans


What the Program Offers

CFC’s Immigration Assistance Programs currently offer the following services:

Citizenship & Naturalization

Assisting lawful permanent residents in applying for naturalization and helping those preparing for citizenship to access civics and English classes through our local community partners.

Green Card (Permanent Lawful Residence)

Assisting Refugees and Cuban clients obtain lawful status based on USCIS qualifying factors

Legal Consultation

Providing the local immigrant population access to qualified accredited representatives as well as immigration attorneys for legal immigration consultations or referrals

Family Reunification

Assisting refugees with family reunification applications through a variety of refugee specific pathways including Affidavits of Relationship and I-730 (Visa 93/92) filings.

Cuban/Haitian Immigration Issues

Providing a full range of immigration assistance to Cubans and Haitians including adjustment of status, employment authorization, replacement green cards, and family reunification for Cuban Medical Professional Paroles.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for services varies depending upon the specific immigration assistance request. For questions contact CFC at the number below.

Intake Process

Clients seeking immigration assistance through CFC should contact us at the number below. CFC screens clients for assistance either through an in-office appointment or over the phone.

Walk-in clients seeking immigration assistance will be seen by immigration staff on Mondays only, between the hours of 1:00pm and 3:15pm.

Program Cost

Many of CFC’s immigration assistance services are free although some services do require a service fee payable to CFC.

Clients are responsible for payment as applicable for any filing fees required by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS), as well as for other costs associated with USCIS application or petition filings such as photos, translations and mailing costs.

Contact the Program

Phone: (585) 546-7220 x4601

Fax: (585) 262-7089

Refugee & Immigration Services Contact Information

87 N Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14604

P:(585) 546-7220 x 4601
F:(585) 262-7089

Program Hours

Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm
Sat & Sun CLOSED

Walk-in Hours

Every Monday
1 pm – 3:15 pm

Immigration Assistance Web Resources