Oakland Office

Consultation Hours

Thursday, 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm

Language Services

English, Spanish, and Mandarin

Contact

Office Phone: 510-451-2846
Office Fax: 510-465-3392
Office Email: oakland@iibayarea.org

Address

International Institute of the Bay Area
405 14th Street, Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94612

The International Institute of the Bay Area's (IIBA) Oakland Office provides immigration legal services to the Bay Area community. Our immigration attorneys, Eleonore Zwinger, Amy Wang, and Caroline Keating, and Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representatives[?]What is this?
A BIA accredited representative is a non-lawyer who has been granted permission by the Board of Immigration Appeals to represent immigrants on behalf of a recognized organization, such as IIBA.
Learn more . . .
help Bay Area residents determine if they are eligible for immigration relief, and represent them throughout the application process. Scroll down for a list of services offered at our Oakland Office, and for the calendar of events / workshops our Oakland Office is putting on.

Learn about the International Institute of the Bay Area, a nonprofit organization specializing in affordable immigration legal services.

Consultations

General Immigration Clinic (drop-in) ($30)

People with general immigration questions should come to the Oakland Office’s walk-in General Immigration Clinic every Thursday from 9:00 to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. The fee for the general consultation is $30.

General Immigration Consultations (appointment) ($60)

Those who cannot make it to our Thursday general immigration clinic, or who would prefer to have a one-on-one consultation with one of our attorneys, can make an appointment for an in-depth one-hour consultation by calling 510-451-2846 x 301. The consultation fee is $60.

Citizenship Services

Citizenship Clinic (registration) ($30+)

Those who are interested in naturalization[?]What is this?
Naturalization is the official term for becoming a US Citizen. Individuals who have been Lawful Permanent Residents for the requisite period of time (three or five years depending on how they obtained their green card), and meet the additional eligibility requirements, may apply for U.S. citizenship by filing Form N-400 with USCIS. This process is called naturalization.
 
specifically and can't drop by the Oakland office’s Thursday General Immigration Clinic, can register for its Citizenship Clinic every second Wednesday of the month. The citizenship clinic starts at 1:00 pm and consists of an orientation and a consultation for $30, then an additional $120 for those who are found eligible to start their naturalization case with IIBA. Please call 510-451-2846 x 301 to register.

Crime Victim Services

Crime Victim Clinic (drop-in) (free or $30)

The Oakland Office runs a walk-in, Crime Victim Clinic every Thursday from 9:00 to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. The Crime Victim Clinic provides free U-Visa[?]What is this?
Victims of certain crimes, who cooperate with law enforcement, and suffer harm as a result of the crime, may be eligible for U Nonimmigrant Status, commonly referred to as a U Visa.
 
/ VAWA[?]What is this?
Certain domestic violence survivors, namely battered or abused spouses or children of U.S. citizens or LPRs, and abused or battered parents of adult U.S. citizens, may apply for deferred action by filing an I-360 self-petition (commonly referred to as a Violence Against Women Act [VAWA] self-petition). Deferred action grants an individual relative safety from deportation and the opportunity to apply for a work permit. Certain individuals whose I-360 applications are granted may apply for AOS and become green card holders.
 
eligibility screening to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Victims of other violent crimes will be screened for U-Visa eligibility at a charge of $30.00. Attendees must bring a copy of their police report to the consultation.

Deportation Defense Referrals

Deportation Defense Clinic (registration) ($30)

While IIBA does not offer deportation defense services, the Oakland Office hosts a Deportation Defense Clinic every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. At the clinic, reputable deportation defense attorneys gather at the Oakland Office to provide individual consultations. Please call 510-451-2846 x 301 to register. The Deportation Defense consultation fee is $30.

Visit our List of Services page for a more detailed list of the services our offices provide.

Office Calendar