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Announcement: Immigration services does not take walk-in appointments. To make an appointment please call 651-377-8642 and leave a voicemail message.

Our Programs


Classes and Job Trainings

Sign up for a class or job training, learn about your new community, advance your career and more.

Citizenship and Immigration

We support over 2,000 refugees, asylees and immigrants every year with citizenship and immigration help in Minnesota.

Career Advancement

If you’re looking to take the next step in your career, these opportunities can help you achieve your goals.

Refugee Services

We provide a strong start to a new life through resettlement, social services, housing and employment help.

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We have access to interpreters and staff who speak different languages. You are also welcome to bring your own interpreter.

Classes at the International Institute of Minnesota are for adults born outside of the United States. You must currently live in Minnesota.

Our classes and job trainings are free to students, thanks to generous monetary support from our community. We offer low-cost immigration services and home-buying education. If you’re applying for citizenship, we will help determine if you are eligible for a fee waiver.

Please come to our office for an intake. We will talk to you about your goals. Then, we will suggest classes or other resources to help.

Get Started

Yes, we are close to several bus stops. Use the Metro Transit Trip Planner to map your way to 1694 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108.

The closest bus stops are Stop #870 or Stop #929 on Como Ave. Other nearby bus stops are on Snelling Ave. and include Stop Numbers 18523, 931, 866 or 56119. From these bus stops, you will have a 5–10 minute walk to the International Institute of Minnesota.

Yes, we have plenty of accessible free parking.

We offer services and classes for people of all immigration statuses who live in Minnesota.

You must currently live in Minnesota for us to help you.

Yes, you can!

Yes, refugees can take classes at the Institute as soon as they arrive in Minnesota, even if they were not resettled by the Institute.