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Spanish Community Center is recognized by the Department of Justice to assist participants with immigration proceedings, and our Director of Citizenship and Immigration, David Flores, is an accredited representative.  
In the United States, only attorneys and Department of Justice accredited representatives can provide legal advice and services about immigration.  This makes Spanish Community Center a unique resource in Will County that can provide quality legal advice at nominal fees.

Our center’s immigration and naturalization services serve all nationalities and countries of origin. We are a U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Community Based Organization and are registered with the Illinois Attorney General for Immigration Service.

Our Citizenship and Immigration professionals are happy to provide you with following quality services in both
English and Spanish
  • Renewal of Resident Card

  • Petition for Fiance

  • U.S. Citizenship Spouse/Rest of Family Residency

  • U-Visa

  • VAWA

  • Residency Petition Spouse/Rest of Family

  • Adjustment of Status

  • Removal of Conditions

  • Employment Authorization

  • Affidavit of Support

  • Contract of Sponsor

  • Application for Naturalization

  • Application for Certificate of Citizenship

  • Replacement of Citizenship Certificate

  • DACA Renewal

  • National Visa Center Packet Assistance

  • FOIA Request

  • Affidavits of Support

  • Invitation Letters

  • Translations

  • Immigration Consultations

  • Citizenship Classes

  • English Classes

We now assist with the following as well:
  • Asylum

  • Deportation Defense

  • I-601 Waiver

Access to quality citizenship and immigration services is important for a community’s wellbeing. At Spanish Community Center, we will make sure you leave here having your questions answered and your fears alleviated to the best of our abilities in your journey to becoming a citizens, a permanent resident, or in exploring other legal options for you and your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it free? Although our services are not free, they are nominal fees and no families are turned away.

  • Am I eligible for a fee waiver? Please schedule a consultation with us and we can review if you are eligible for a fee waiver.

  • Do you also help with Asylum? We do not have staff with this expertise, but we can help you research and connect to resources that help with that.

  • Do you also help with Pardons? We do not have staff with this expertise, but we can help you research and connect to resources that help with that.

  • Does your Immigration Department have Attorneys? No, however we are recognized by the Department of Justice to assist participants with Immigration proceedings and have Accredited Representatives who assist with Immigration applications and petitions.

  • Can I walk in without an appointment? Yes, although wait times can vary.

  • What if I do not have a valid ID or address? Please come and we can assist you in getting appropriate identification.

  • What are your hours? 9am-5pm, although later appointments can be made when you call in advance.

  • Where are you located? We are located at 309 N. Eastern Ave. Joliet, IL 60432. Please note that our main entrance is through the Franklin St. parking lot and we are on the second floor of the building.

Contact us


We serve people from throughout Will County, IL and the surrounding area. To make an appointment, please call 815-727-3683 ext. 5004 or fill out the contact form provided on this webpage. Please come prepared with your ID, proof of address, and visit the FAQ section below.

This program is made possible thanks to our partners