Legal Assistance

Administrative Relief Resources:
Obtaining Proof of Residency Documents (ENGLISH)
Obtaining Proof of Residency Documents (SPANISH)

Looking for legal assistance regarding immigration issues?  Welcome Dayton recommends consulting one of the following organizations:

Dayton Bar Association
109 North Main Street, Suite 600
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 937-222-7902

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)
130 West Second St., Ste. 700 East
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 1-800-837-0814; 1-888-534-1432; 937-535-4402


Visa Information for Immigrants

If you are an immigrant looking to make Dayton your home, you have two main paths to choose from: a non-immigrant and an immigrant path.  Each one of these paths has a list of visa categories and its basic requirements.

Please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web site at to determine which visa category applies to your circumstances and will best meet your needs.  This website has detailed information about specific visa categories and their application processes.

If you are already in the United States and/or in the city of Dayton and have questions regarding immigration issues, you may contact either the Dayton Bar Association, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) or any local immigration attorney. The Welcome Dayton initiative does not endorse or recommend any private attorneys.  Also below are links to other helpful websites.

Links to Other Helpful Websites: