Assistance for Immigrants in the Greater Houston Region
The City of Houston and the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative provide timely and accurate information to documented and undocumented immigrants in the Houston region. This site serves as a clearing house of information for immigrants citizenship. Find local organizations offering legal services, information sessions, and financial assistance.
Citizenship & Naturalization
Are you at least 18 years old?
Have you lived as a Legal Permanent Resident in the United States for at least three years?
Learn about becoming a citizen
The Houston metro area is home to an estimated 1.4 million foreign-born residents, two thirds of whom are non-citizens. The City of Houston is committed to helping its immigrant communities, which contribute to Houston’s social, economic and civic diversity. One important way to help is by making sure that all Houstonians have legal immigration status so that they can fully participate American society without fear of deportation.
The City’s Office of International Communities has partnered with the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative to create this website. Immigration law is extremely complicated and there is a lot of misinformation. Dishonest immigration consultants – often known as “notarios” – prey on immigrants seeking legal status, often with disastrous results. One purpose for this site is to help you avoid an immigration scam.