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For New Residents

Your Rights

If you are a resident of the United States of America and you are limited in your ability to speak or understand English, you have the right to receive interpretation assistance when you are in need of services from any organization that receives funding from the federal government. These services include, but are not limited to, most medical services and legal (law enforcement and court system) services. These interpretation services are provided at no cost to you.

If you need help understanding your right to interpretation services, contact the Office of Civil Rights – Region I at 617-565-1340.

How to Request an Interpreter from LanguageBank

You can request an interpreter from LanguageBank by filling out the Interpreter Request Form.

LanguageBank offers interpretation in the following languages: Albanian, American Sign Language (ASL) Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, Dari, Farsi, French, Greek, Kinyarwanda, Khmer, Kirundi, Krahn,  Liberian English, Lingala, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and many others.

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