The City of Bellevue is committed to serving all residents, including many immigrants and refugees who make their home here. If you have concerns about your immigration status or the possibility of deportation for you or family members, several local organizations may be able to help you.
- Eastside Legal Assistance
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
- Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition
- King County Bar Association’s lawyer referrals for immigration matters
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 1-800-375-5283 or 1-800-767-1833 (TDD for the deaf or hard of hearing)
If you are the victim, witness or suspect in a crime, the Bellevue Police will not ask you what your immigration status is (message from the police about immigration enforcement). Si usted es víctima, testigo o sospechoso de un delito, la Policía de Bellevue no le preguntará cuál es su estado migratorio (mensaje por parte de policía sobre la aplicación de la ley de inmagracion).
If you experience a hate crime in which you feel your safety is threatened, call 911 for help from the Bellevue Police. The department’s non-emergency phone number is 425-577-5656. As noted above, officers will not ask about your immigration status.
If you go to City Hall, Mini City Hall or a Bellevue community center or fire station, you do not need to know English to receive help. City staff can call interpreters for any of 140 languages who will translate your questions or requests into English and translate the staff's responses back to you in your language. This service is free.
Staff can also call these interpreters to help if you call the city's main phone line, 425-452-6800. The city has other language access resources too.