ISSS staff are not immigration attorneys and are limited when discussing matters related to Temple University's current and prospective nonimmigrant students and scholars; therefore, Temple University has established relationships with the following four immigration law firms for processing Temple-sponsored, employment-based permanent residency.
In addition, in cases that are beyond their expertise, ISSS staff will recommend that international students and scholars seek advice of qualified immigration attorneys.
ISSS is not involved in the process to sponsor individuals for permanent residence. As stipulated in the University’s policy on Sponsorship of Foreign Nationals for U.S. Lawful Permanent Residence, Temple University will typically sponsor international faculty who are full-time, regular employees in tenure and tenure-track academic job classifications, provided the cognizant dean or her/his designee agrees to support the application. For other positions, a department may request an exception from the office of Human Resources if unique circumstances justify the sponsorship.
Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP
1601 Market Street, Suite 2600 Philadelphia, PA 19103
Green and Spiegel
1524 Delancey Street, 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102
Recognizing that international students and scholars may wish to retain immigration attorneys for other issues, ISSS offers the following list of immigration law firms which have been referred to Temple by former and current international students and scholars.
- Getson & Schatz, P.C
230 South Broad Street, Suite 1001
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 520-4000
- Landau, Hess, Simon & Choi
190 N. Independence Mall West, Suite 602
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 925-0705
Fax: (215) 925-5105
- Orlow, Kaplan, & Hohenstein, LLP
620 Chestnut Street, Suite 656
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 922-1183
Fax: (215) 922-0516
By including firms on this list, ISSS is not endorsing or otherwise recommending one firm over another. Rather, individuals are advised to engage in as much research as possible before selecting a specific firm.
A list of free or low cost lawyers is also available for hardship cases.
Additional information on seeking immigration law advice is available: