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If you are a new client trying to access our services, please call us during our intake hours. Before doing this, please see our eligibility criteria below to determine if you qualify for our services.

HIAS PA is closed for general intake from April 16th to June 1st, 2021.

We remain open for intake for the following types of cases: detained cases, victims of domestic violence, immigrant youth, naturalization, victims of crimes, victims of torture, DACA, refugee adjustments, services for asylees, citizenship classes, and Venezuelan TPS. For these services, please call us at 215-832-0900.

Our agency remains open for emergency referrals from service providers only. If you are referring urgent cases for HIAS PA services from a nonprofit, hospital, or other organization, please access this form. If you are an individual seeking our services, please instead call HIAS PA’s intake line at 215-832-0900 when it is open.

If you recently received asylum–that is, you HAVE ASYLUM ALREADY–please call or text (833) 344 2772.


  • We do not accept walk-ins to our office
  • We do not accept collect calls
  • If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. If you are experiencing domestic violence and seek resources, support, or a safe place call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799 SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Eligibility Requirements

HIAS Pennsylvania works with low-income and at-risk immigrants and refugees.

Eligibility criteria and prioritization for legal representation include:

  • Income: Services are generally targeted to families and individuals who have an annual income of less than 187.5% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Expertise: Services are targeted towards those who fall under our expertise.
  • Vulnerability: Services prioritize those most vulnerable (experiencing homelessness, etc.). Services also target those in removal proceedings.

Thinking about applying for citizenship but don’t know if you’re eligible? Click here.

We regret that we are unable to meet the needs of every immigrant who needs legal representation, even those who are otherwise eligible for our services. There are other service organizations you can contact for assistance if we are unable to assist you.

If you meet our eligibility requirements: