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Jewish Vocational Service

  • Location:
    4600 The Paseo
    Kansas City, MO 64105
  • Phone:
    (816) 471-2808
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Immigration Services seeks to help reunite families and strengthen their diverse community. Their program is accredited by the Department of Justice. Their bilingual (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. They also assist with applying for some humanitarian-based immigration benefits. Their 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.

Counties served: Jackson

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Languages spoken: Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, English, Igbo, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Also assists with replacement of permanent resident card and travel document preparation. This organization is a partner of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 0
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 2
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 4

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? No
Network affiliations: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), Lutheran Legal Service Organization, US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)