Services

El Concilio partners with other community agencies to offer the best service

Many immigration and other legal cases require legal documents of various kinds to be readable in English. El Concilio is happy to assist with this. A one-page translation usually takes 2-3 business days. Depending on the type of document the Council will charge a certain fee. Below is an average list of service charges that Council will charge for translations:

  • Birth Certificate $45.00
  • Death Certificate $45.00
  • Marriage Certificate $45.00
  • Divorce Certificate $45.00
  • Certificate of Military Identification $45.00
  • Medical Records and Documents $45.00
  • Other Legal Documents $45.00
  • Power-of-Attorney/Consent Letters $25.00
  • Driver’s License $25.00
  • Website Translation – quote
  • Corporate Document Translation – quote

El Concilio is able to provide professional interpreters for medical, legal and other various settings for sight, consecutive and simultaneous interpretations.

  • The average cost for interpretations is $45/per hour Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:59 pm.
  • During after hours on Fridays at 5:00 pm to Monday 7:59 am and holidays (includes New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve) are $55/per hour.
  • Depending on the environment and type of interpretation style, the cost may vary. Please note that these terms are flexible and that simultaneous interpretations typically are higher in cost due the complexity of the service.
  • Depending on need and income, some fees are able to consider for a fee waiver.

Other language services available include letter writing, resume writing, transcription/translation of written documents, or other special considerations.

  • Letter writing for address and/or income verification requires a $10.00 service fee which includes a notary seal.
  • Resume writing is available free of cost, however, donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated.
  • Transcription/translation and other special considerations are handled on a case-by-case basis.

We provide direct immigration services:

-General Questions

-Renewal of Permanent Resident Card

-Naturalization

All immigration services have a low fee.

El Concilio has a rich history of helping the most vulnerable of persons with the most sensitive of issues. Our office works hard to listen to those in need of assistance with navigating services involving domestic violence, sexual abuse, harassment, discrimination, and general risks to safety. Our network of partners has a wealth of resources that we can help introduce and access for your safety needs.

Does you or your family need food but don’t speak English? El Concilio, in proud partnership with Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, can set up referrals for you and your family with one of their 26 Kalamazoo county-wide pantries as part of their Grocery Pantry Program. For more information on Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, visit www.kzoolf.org.

For referrals:

We need the following information: name, date of birth, and address of all members of the household for which food is being provided for. Referrals must be made in person, please bring a form of identification if possible. For questions, please call 269-385-6279.

El Concilio and the NAACP Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch is committed to helping all people fight unfair labour practices at work.

Discrimination in any form, whether based on race, gender, age, religion, family status, height, weight, physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation or identity is unacceptable.

Our team of staff, volunteers and professionals are trained to help individuals manoeuvre the complexities of discrimination at work. Individuals who believe they have been the victim of discrimination whether through housing or employment are encouraged to contact us at 269-385-6279 to begin the process.
For referrals:

We need the following information: name, date of birth, and address of all members of the household for which food is being provided for. Referrals must be made in person, please bring a form of identification if possible. For questions, please call 269-385-6279.