The APALRC is currently meeting individuals in-person at its office in downtown D.C. by appointment only. We are currently not open for walk-in appointments.

Chinatown Service Center

The APALRC is conducting in-person intakes at the Chinatown Service Center, located at 500 I Street NW in Washington, D.C. by appointment only on the first Wednesday of every month. To schedule an appointment at the Chinatown Service Center, please contact Nashrah Ahmed at, or call our helpline at (202) 393-3572 (Main Ext. 22)

Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center

The APALRC is conducting in-person intake by appointment only on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center for individuals interested in applying for U.S. citizenship. The Gilchrist Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Gaithersburg Library, at 18330 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland. To schedule an appointment, please click here.

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