At University of California, through a partnership with UC Immigrant Legal Services Center ("UC Imm" or "the Center"), we provide free immigration legal services to UC students and their immediate family members. Through a partnership between Undocumented Student Services and UC Imm, an attorney dedicated to immigration issues is available.

Immigration Legal Services

Attorney Amber Spring is able to meet with UCSB undocumented students and their immediate family members, as well as students who are U.S. citizens with undocumented family members to discuss matters such as: 

  • Immigration legal advice
  • DACA renewals
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
  • U-visas

Make an Appointment  Email 530.574.6329

  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Know Your Rights Information 
  • Other immigration relief

Emergency Immigration Legal Services

UC Imm offers assistance for emergency cases where students or immediate family members are detained or at risk of deportation.

If your case is urgent, please contact UCSB Staff Attorney, Amber Spring, via (530) 574-6329 or for faster assistance. 

DACA Renewal and Advance Parole Funds

Undocumented Student Services (“USS”) can support UCSB students with the cost of DACA renewal and/or Advance Parole USCIS filing fees. Students considering Advance Parole travel might be eligible for additional scholarships to minimize flight and lodging costs.


To be considered for this financial support,, students must: 

  1. Be a currently enrolled UCSB undergraduate or graduate student who is undocumented with DACA, and 
  2. Work with the UC Imm on their immigration case. 


As a reminder, our campus immigration legal service provider, UC Imm, can serve UCSB students and their immediate family members (e.g., spouses, (step)sibling(s), (step)children, and (step)parents) on matters related to immigration law. 


Click here to schedule an appointment with our UC Imm attorney, Amber Spring. If you are following-up on an existing case or are experiencing a time sensitive emergency, please email Amber at


Please note that this is a limited resource contingent upon funding availability.

Legal Resources at UCSB

Associated Students Legal Resource Center (ASLRC)

Remove barriers by providing immigration legal services so UC students can achieve their full potential in their educational pursuits.

For assistance, visit the ASLRC at The Pardall Center (Upstairs on the 2nd Floor), 6550B Pardall Road, Isla Vista

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UCSB students


Offers free information and support to registered UCSB students on a wide range of issues, including legal consultations, education, and referrals.

  • MIP, Public Intoxication, Fake ID, noise violations, and public urination citations

  • Security deposit disputes, evictions, habitability situations

  • Restraining orders, dissolution vehicle accidents

  • Lease & rental Information, roommate conflicts

  • DACA application support



Office of International Student & Scholars (OISS)

Cultivate an inclusive environment which supports international students academically, professionally, and personally by providing holistic advising on immigration, employment, and cultural matters.

F-1 students, J-1 scholars, H4 and those who are aging out, scholars applying for greens cards.

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Non-citizens with a valid visa


Office of International Students and Scholars

The UCSB Office of International Students & Scholars provides immigration support, advising, and cultural programming for international students and scholars. They provide support and information for those with valid student visas, those seeking employment with a student visa, and any other immigration issues that arise from studying in the US.