National Immigration Legal Services Directory

International Institute of Akron

  • Location:
    20 Olive Street Suite 201
    Akron, OH 44310
  • Phone:
    330-376-5106 ext 120
  • Fax:
    (330) 376-0133
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The International Institute of Akron (IIA) is a nonprofit agency that provides services to the immigrant and refugee populations in Akron and surrounding areas. Through a variety of programs and services, IIA enriches the vitality of our community by helping immigrants achieve an empowered life with dignity, connection, and belonging.

Counties served: Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Wayne
Detention Facilities Served: Butler County Correctional Complex (OH), Geauga County Jail (OH), Seneca County Jail (OH)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Humanitarian Parole, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, P1 or P2 for Afghans, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Criminal Appeals
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, Employment services, ESL, Health services, Housing referrals, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, French, Hindi, Iraqi, Laotian, Nepali, Pashto, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish, Karen, Mon
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes