Legal Assistance

If you have relatives in Ukraine or would like to speak to an immigration attorney about loved ones affected by the crisis in Ukraine, please call 415-449-2906 or email us at [email protected]

The JFCS Legal Services Department primarily provides assistance with immigration law, and provides referrals for conservatorships, Holocaust survivor restitution claims, and disabilities issues.

Immigration services include assistance with:

  • Family-based relative petitions;
  • Fiancé(e) and marriage visa petitions and consular processing
  • Diversity visa applications
  • Applications for political asylum
  • Adjustment of status (green cards) through marriage
  • Adjustment of status (green cards) for asylees
  • Adjustment of status (green cards) for refugees
  • Refugee travel documents, re-entry permits, and employment authorization
  • Affidavits of support for sponsors and joint sponsors
  • Applications for naturalization (citizenship), including preparation and filing of Requests for Fee Waivers and Medical Waivers (for qualified applicants)
  • Evaluation of criminal issues and their impact on immigration benefits and status
  • Applications for Certificates of Naturalization and Green Card renewal
  • FOIA requests and Congressional inquiries
  • Attorney representation at USCIS interviews
  • Professional translation services

JFCS does not provide assistance with business-based immigration petitions. However, our attorney is available to consult on general immigration-related matters and can make referrals when appropriate.

In order to safeguard our staff and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering services by phone or Zoom only. Please contact us at 415-449-2917 to schedule an appointment. We have Russian-speaking staff available to assist you.

Our offices are located at 2150 Post St. in San Francisco and 200 Channing Ave in Palo Alto.

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JFCS immigration services are made possible by funding from generous individual donors and the Bigglesworth Family Foundation.

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