An office of Catholic Charities Bureau Jacksonville, the Immigration & Legalization Services program provides low and moderate-income immigrants in the Diocese of St. Augustine with comprehensive immigration services, fosters and facilitates family unity, freedom, and citizenship to eligible foreign-born persons. We also engage in public advocacy and the advancement of fair and humane public policy.

The Immigration & Legalization Services program is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the Counsel of Accreditation (COA). We are also a member of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC).

Providence Center
134 East Church Street, Suite R-03
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 354-5904
Fax: (904) 356-2092

Director-BIA Accredited Representative
Iraida Martinez, ext. 316

Immigration Counselor
Ana Johnson, ext. 317

Administrative Assistant
Rhamses Graterol, ext. 318

Who Qualifies?

All immigrants whose income falls below a certain financial level.

What Type of Services Do We Provide?

  • Petition for relatives residing outside the United States
  • Application for Naturalization (Citizenship)
  • Application for Adjustment of Status
  • Application for Employment Authorization
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Address changes with USCIS
  • Appointments with the Immigration Office (Infopass)
  • Translation of documents
  • Consultations
  • Status verification of cases submitted to USCIS
  • Notarization
  • Renew/Replace LPR Card
  • Letter of Invitation
  • Consular Process
  • Removal of Condition

Community Awareness

  • Be wary of persons or organizations that claim they can assist in applying for benefits that do not exist.
  • Protect yourself from fraudulent activities committed by individuals posing as attorneys or accredited representatives.
  • The best way to protect yourself; is to ask to see a copy of the BIA decision granting official recognition to the Accredited Representatives or Recognized Organization.
  • Notarios, notary publics and immigration consultants may NOT hold themselves out as qualified in legal matters or in immigration and naturalization procedure.

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