Immigration Counseling

JVS Immigration Services seeks to help reunite families and strengthen our diverse community. Our program is accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals.

immigration 2Our bi-lingual (English/Spanish) immigration counselors work one-on-one with all refugees and immigrants to complete family-based immigration applications, applications to adjust to permanent resident status, and naturalization applications. We also assist with applying for some humanitarian-based immigration benefits.

Our citizenship services provide assistance navigating the naturalization application process to elderly or disabled individuals, or individuals that have a medical condition which prevents them from learning the required material to pass the traditional naturalization exam.


Our services include

  • Immigration consultation
  • Immigration form preparation and online submission of documents and payments
  • USC or LPR Petition for a family member
  • Fianc√© petitions
  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Refugee/asylee petitions
  • Refugee/asylee adjustment of status
  • Adjustment of status through other available immigration benefits
  • Re-entry permits/refugee travel documents
  • Registration for Temporary Protected Status
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Naturalization applications for adults and minors entitled to citizenship through parents
  • Legal representation by a Board of Immigration Appeals accredited staff member in front of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) only in connection with an application for immigration benefits.

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Please contact:

Gladys Mata, Immigration Counselor,
816-471-2808 ext. 8923

Wakari Villarreal, Immigration Counselor,
816-471-2808 ext. 8896