LAW OFFICES OF A. ALYCE KESHISHIAN

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INTRODUCTION

Founded by A. Alyce Keshishian in 1997, our practice concentrates on Immigration and Nationality Law. We have a diverse group of clients from individuals and families, to start-ups, universities and medical centers. Our staff will work directly with you to take all necessary steps to ensure that your case is handled in the most professional and accurate manner. We appreciate the value of organization, competency and excellence in service. Our staff understands the importance of being current with the laws and regulations which dictate Immigration Law. We strive to keep abreast of all issues and changes with U.S. CIS, Department of State, Department of Labor and other related governmental agencies. Please refer to our Services page for an explanation of all the specific areas of legal representation we provide. You can Contact Us today to arrange for a Consultation to ensure that you receive the best legal representation possible.

 

OUR FIRM

Our firm offers prompt, professional and courteous service. We provide our clients with individualized legal representation on Services ranging from U.S. CIS family and employment petitions / applications and Department of Labor based employment applications. More specifically, our services include, but are not limited to, status adjustments, naturalization, temporary work, student and exchange visitor visas. We have represented universities and colleges, community health centers, investment firms, venture capital, pharmaceutical, architectural, and startup companies in sponsoring students, physicians, CEO’s, project managers to just list a few. Additionally, we have provided a range of services for their derivative spouses and children.

Ms. Keshishian provides hands on and personalized legal service. We value the importance of dealing directly with our clients. When you Contact Us, you will be greeted by Ms. Keshishian and her legal assistant/paralegal, the two main staff members who handle your case. They are informed and up to speed on the status of your case. When you are called to an interview at U.S.CIS, Ms. Keshishian, not an associate, will be representing you.

 

ATTORNEY BIOGRAPHY

Alyce Keshishian, a graduate of Temple University School of Law, has been practicing Immigration Law for over 14 years. Earlier in her career, she interned at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. She founded the firm which concentrates on Immigration and Nationality Law in 1996. She is a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and U.S. Supreme Courts. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a national organization of attorneys concentrating on immigration.

While our firm has counseled thousands of clients on a variety of U.S. CIS family and Department of Labor cases, Alyce has dedicated herself to representing foreign nationals. Her experience as an intern and volunteer for victims of crimes and domestic violence fueled her desire to be the voice of many clients starting over in the U.S., including battered foreign nationals, usually women, trapped not only in abusive relationships but often with their young children. Her passion and devotion enabled her to forge ahead for her cause and the civil freedoms of her clients in a country where they have no rights. Alyce has taken on many of these cases pro bono. She has also volunteered at the Philadelphia Welcoming Center where she has counseled immigrants pro bono. Alyce was interviewed by Ronnie Polaneczky, a columnist from the Philadelphia Inquirer in August 2007 regarding Immigration issues and legislature. She is fluent in Armenian.

The clients Alyce works with come from all corners of the globe and inspire her on a daily basis! To date, she has represented and counseled clients from around the world. Each individual traveling to the United States takes the ultimate risk. The immigrants leave their homeland and the security of the familiar to travel to a foreign destination. She watches clients try to follow the American dream while not even speaking the language. Their desire for a better life, drive to succeed, and courage to plunge into the unknown is inspirational to her.

 

TESTIMONIALS

  • From Fellow attorney in Immigration:

  • Dear Alyce,
    I would like to thank you again for the great work you did for L.R. It was a very difficult case – and you did an amazing job....
    Sincerely,
    P.B., Esq.


  • From Client:

  • Hi,
    I have just been informed that my parents’ petition was approved. Thank you for everything you have done for them. I will recommend you to everybody. They have been waiting for this occasion for 8 years....
    Thank you,
    E. K. K.


    Dear Alyce,
    M. and I have to thank you so very much for helping us through our Immigration Matter. From the first meeting, M. and I both knew that we found the right person to assist us with this very sensitive and profound issue in our lives. You did an extraordinarily wonderful job preparing our documents and providing us with necessary outcome. From start to finish you made us feel comfortable and confident by maintaining a perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness.
    Sincerely,
    Dr. & Mrs. I.B.

     

    CONSULTATION

    As previously mentioned, we are able to assist our clients remotely because Immigration Law follows federal guidelines and is not specific to each state. With the assistance of technology, no matter where you are located or what state you live in, we are able to provide Services to you.

    For clients located in the tri-state area, we recommend an in-person consultation. For those clients residing outside of the tri-state area, we recommend telephone consultations. Both consultations are handled under the same guidelines. The duration of our consultation sessions are for one-hour. There is a consultation fee which is due prior to the onset of the consultation. If you return within one (1) month to have us represent you in your immigration needs, we will apply the consultation fee towards the retainer. We accept checks, money orders, cash or PayPal. Credit cards are not accepted.

    Please go to Client Questionnaire and fill out the questionnaire before contacting us for an appointment. Upon receiving your questionnaire, we will contact you.

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    SERVICES


    Please click on the subject to navigate:

    The family based services provided include:
    The employment based services provided include:
    Non-Immigrant Visas including:
    Administrative Services that includes:

  • The family based services provided include:

    • Marriage based adjustment of status with affidavits of support.
    • Removal of Conditional Residency.
    • Naturalization applications.
    • Immediate relative petitions.
    • Fiancé petitions.
    • VAWA (Abusive spouse cases)
    • Adoption (International)
    • Consular processing abroad
    • Application for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability
    • Student visas
    • Extensions of all types of visas

  • The employment based services provided include:

  • Permanent Labor Certification applications filed electronically through PERM with the Department of Labor that include but are not limited to restaurants, hospitals, medical clinics and community health centers, venture capital firms and start-up companies, universities, colleges, pharmaceutical companies and architectural firms.

  • Non-Immigrant Visas including:

    • B-1 Business Visitor / B-2 Tourist Visitor Visas- short duration with no employment
    • E-1 / E-2 Treaty Trader and Treaty Investor Visas
    • F-1 (Academic) and M-1 (Vocational / Non-academic) Student Visas
    • H-1B (Specialty worker) Visas
    • H-2A (Temporary Agricultural Workers) and H-2B (Temporary Non-agricultural worker) Visas
    • J-1 and Q-1 Exchange Visitor Visas
    • K-1 Fiancée and K-3 Spouse Visas of U.S. citizens
    • L (Intra-company transfers) Visas
    • O-1 Extraordinary Ability Worker Visas
    • R-1 Religious Workers
    • V-1 Visas - available to spouse and minor children of Legal Permanent Residents
    • Other temporary worker classifications
    • Derivative / Dependent visas (such as F-2, H-4, L-2, O-3, R-2, TD) for spouse and unmarried children under 21 years

  • Administrative Services includes:

    • Advanced Parole (travel document) application
    • Legal Permanent Residency (Green card) extension; replacement if lost or stolen
    • Employment Authorization (EAD) card extension; replacement if lost or stolen
    • Annual Diversity Visa (DV) lottery application
    • Change of Address notification
    • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) application
    • Extensions, transfers, conversions and changes of visas
    • Related services for derivative spouses and children

     

    CONTACT US

    Our firm is centrally located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a diverse urban setting. We provide Services for the tri-state area including New Jersey, Delaware, in addition to Pennsylvania. Additionally we provide services remotely to all corners of the United States. We are easy to get to from I-95 and I-76; and easily accessible by SEPTA and NJ Transit system’s subways and buses. Private garages, open parking lots and street parking is abundant..

    We invite you to Contact Us to arrange for a Consultation to ensure that you receive the best legal representation possible. You can contact us by telephone to set up a consultation, send us an email or fill out the Client Questionnaire. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving your Immigration and Nationality needs.

    Our coordinates are listed below:

    A . Alyce Keshishian, Esq.
    2929 Arch Street
    Cira Centre, Suite 1300
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Office : (215) 977-8264 and (215) 563-2794
    Fax : (215) 563-2795
    Email : akeshishian@akeshlaw.com


    DIRECTIONS

    The entrance to the Land Title Building is on South Broad Street, between Chestnut and Sansom Streets, one block South of City Hall. The Land Title Building is 100 South Broad Street and our office is on the 13th Floor, Suite 1330.


    From Northern and Western Pennsylvania Suburbs:
    Take I-76 East to I-676 East / Vine Street Expressway.Take the Broad Street/Central Philadelphia exit, the 2nd exit, which will brings you to 15th Street southbound. Continue below under “From 15th Street Southbound.”
    From Chester County, Delaware County and Delaware:
    Take I-95 North to I-676 West /Vine Street Expressway.Take the Broad Street/Central Philadelphia exit which will bring you to 15th Street southbound.Continue below under “From 15th Street Southbound.”
    From Bucks County or North Jersey:
    Take I-95 South to I-676 Wes / Vine Street Expressway.Take the Broad Street/Central Philadelphia exit which will bring you to 15th Street southbound.Continue below under “From 15th Street Southbound.”
    From South Jersey:
    Take I-95 North from the Walt Whitman Bridge, or take the Ben Franklin Bridge, to I-676 West / Vine Street Expressway. Take the Broad Street/Central Philadelphia exit which will bring you to 15th Street southbound.Continue below under “From 15th Street Southbound.”
    From 15th Street Southbound:
    Stay in the right lane and continue south on 15th Street until you get to Chestnut Street and turn left, follow Chestnut Street one block until you reach Broad Street and turn right. 100 South Broad Street is between Chestnut and Sansom on Broad Street.

     

    PARKING AVAILABILITIES

    There are many parking options in Center City. The most affordable parking garage that we recommend, closets to our office is listed below:

    Holiday Inn Garage (Operated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority)

    1305 Walnut Street

    Philadelphia, PA. 19107

    (215)772-1511

    ENTRANCE DESCRIPTION

    Right Turn off of Walnut Street west of 13th Street or

    Left Turn off of Sansom Street west of 23th Street

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