HIAS Immigration & Citizenship provides an array of comprehensive, cost-effective immigration and citizenship services to hundreds of individuals and refugees.

As a program of JCFS Chicago, HIAS Immigration & Citizenship is proud to welcome and support individuals and families who have experienced the horrors of war and persecution and are now resiliently rebuilding their lives in Chicago. HIAS helps them with this transition- from strangers in a new land, to contributors in their communities, to proud American citizens.


HIAS Case Management Services

Case Management Services

Advocacy for Russian-speaking immigrants

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship case managers offer information, referrals and application support.

HIAS Chicago Jewish Coalition for Refugees

Chicago Jewish Coalition for Refugees

The agency plays a key role representing immigration issues

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship actively advocates for the rights of refugees and immigrants on national, state, and local levels, and educates the public about the benefits immigrants bring to our community.

HIAS Citizenship Application Support

Citizenship Application Support

Trained community volunteers assist eligible applicants

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship periodically holds citizenship application workshops at various community-based locations throughout the north and northwest suburbs.

HIAS Citizenship Education

Programs and Classes

Interested in attending a class?

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship offers volunteer-led citizenship classes and mock interview sessions available in convenient locations throughout the city and suburbs. 

HIAS Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship assists clients

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the renewal process for hundreds of thousands of young non-citizens who received a grant of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

HIAS Family Based U.S. Immigration

Family Based U.S. Immigration

The staff of HIAS Immigration & Citizenship can assist you

U.S. citizens living in America or abroad may initiate requests for family members to immigrate to the United States.

HIAS Lawful Permanent Residency

Lawful Permanent Residency

First steps towards citizenship

We can assist you in determining whether you meet the eligibility criteria, assist you in completing the permanent residence application, translate all related documents and file your application in compliance with standards set forth by the U.S. Immigration Service.

HIAS Restitution For Holocaust Survivors

Restitution For Holocaust Survivors

Assistance in applying for reparations

Since 2000, HIAS Immigration & Citizenship , in collaboration with Holocaust Community Services at CJE SeniorLife, JCFS Chicago and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, has provided supportive services to the Chicago Holocaust survivor community and their families.

HIAS scholarships

Our Scholarships

College scholarship programs

For over a decade, HIAS Immigration & Citizenship has had the honor of providing scholarships for Jewish students whose lives have been touched by our organization directly, or through their parents or grandparents.