Immigration Legal Aid

GLAO offers six immigration-related appointments per month. Due to the unique nature of these cases, immigration issues can ONLY be addressed during these appointments.

Please note that this service is for University of Maryland, College Park students ONLY.  If you are a UMD undergraduate student, please contact the Student Legal Aid Office (301-314-7756 | to request an Immigration Appointment.

If you require immediate assistance regarding your case, please contact our office and we will gladly refer you to local immigration attorneys.

Immigration Appointment Disclaimer

The immigration attorney is not an employee of the University of Maryland and provides a service for legal advice and counsel only. Said information and services are limited to the meeting. Every effort will be made to ensure the accuracy of the information given and to clearly explain your options; however, please understand that an appointment does not constitute legal representation.

If you are scheduled for an appointment with the immigration attorney, you will be asked to sign the GLAO_Immigration_Appointment_Disclaimer to acknowledge that you understand the purpose of this service.

How to Schedule an Appointment

If you are seeking advice regarding an immigration-related issue, please submit the Fall 2018 GLAO Immigration Appointment Request Form through OrgSync.  Note that you will need to sign in to OrgSync with your Campus ID in order to access and submit this form.  This procedure is different from our regular scheduling procedure. Please do NOT schedule an immigration-related appointment through GLAO's online scheduling system. 

Fall 2018 Immigration Appointment Schedule

Thirty-minute appointments are available between 10 AM - 1:45 PM on:

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Policies for Immigration Appointments

One Appointment: Due to the high demand for this service, graduate students are permitted one appointment with GLAO’s immigration attorney per academic year. As such, please ensure that you come prepared with all of the information, questions, and documents that are relevant to your case. This will ensure that you are able to take full advantage of your appointment. Students requiring additional immigration legal advice following their appointment can reach out to GLAO for a referral to a local attorney or organization.

Meet with ISSS: It is our policy to advise F-1 and J-1 visa holders who are sponsored by the University of Maryland to meet with UMD’s International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) prior to meeting with the immigration attorney.  It is critical that students meet with ISSS regarding the subject of their case/concern in order to determine the potential impacts on their student visa status.  ISSS is the University’s representative and is in the best position to provide students with information to protect their current visa status as a student at the University.  To schedule a meeting with ISSS please visit their website.


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Visit UMD's Undocumented Student Resources Website for university-wide information for undocumented students.

Review the UndocuTerps_Resources document for relevant information regarding DACA.  This document is for UndocuTerps and folks in mixed status families and includes information about the announcement, resources on DACA and next steps, and mental health resources.

Students seeking immigration-related advice may find assistance from organizations listed in the National Immigration Legal Services Directory.

Mondays: 11am-5pm

Tuesdays: 9am-11:30am & 2pm-3pm

Wednesdays: 9am-5pm

Thursdays: 9am-3pm

Fridays: Office Closed

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