Immigration Services

Free immigration legal services available to OCC Students with graphic of legal scale
Orange Coast College is now offering free immigration legal services to students, staff and faculty. 
CHIRLA is the legal service provider assigned to OCC. CHIRLA has developed scheduling, intake, and reporting processes that ensure student information remains confidential and protected. Book a legal consultation appointment.


Immigration legal assistance includes:

  • Legal Consultations to Screen for Immigration Relief
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals
  • Family-based petitions
  • Naturalization/Citizenship applications

Contact Us

With questions contact OCC's UndocuScholars Professional Expert, Mextli Lopez:  In-Person Assistance:

Monday, Thursday
9:00AM - 4:30PM
Watson Hall 205 
Virtual/ Phone Assistance: 
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM 
(714) 714-7459

DACA Filing Fee Assistance Fund

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has created a $3 million Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) filing fee assistance fund for individuals across the California Community Colleges. The fund will cover the $495 DACA application filing fees for students, faculty and staff affiliated with a California community college.
To access the DACA filing fee assistance, students, faculty and staff need to make an appointment with CHIRLA. Visit the CHIRLA website and select Orange Coast College as your campus before proceeding forth with creating an appointment. If you have further questions about your DACA application; reach out to our office for a referral by submitting DACA Support request form.

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