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Fiance Visas

If you plan to marry a foreign national outside the United States or your fiance is already residing legally in the United States, you do not need to file for a fiance visa. See the "Green Card" link to the right.

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Expedited Service

We are the leaders in the Tampa Bay Area of passport and visa expedition & providing fast processing of passport applications, renewals and replacement.

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Residency & Citizenships

The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. America values the contributions of immigrants who continue to enrich this country and preserve its legacy as a land of freedom and opportunity.

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Work Visa

Temporary worker visas are for persons who want to enter the United States for employment lasting a fixed period of time, and are not considered permanent or indefinite.

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Why Choose Us? Call Us Today (813) 600-3340

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Bassey Immigration Law Center (BILC) is a full service immigration law firm located in Tampa, Florida and represent clients all over Florida, the 50 States, Washington D.C and abroad. BILC is focused exclusively on immigration and nationality law, which allows us to offer our clients dedicated, exceptional service at affordable fees. Consultations are free; payment plans are available and credit/debit card payment accepted.
We pride ourselves in the numerous individuals, families and businesses we have assisted in successfully obtaining various immigration benefits including citizenship, permanent residence (green card), work permits, political asylum, family petitions, fiancés visas, immigration waivers (I-601 Waivers, I-601A, I-212), VAWA Petitions (Victims of Domestic Violence) U Visa Nonimmigrant Status (Victims of Crime), TPS, NACARA, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), petition to remove the conditions of residence, extension of visas, change of status, religious visas, work visas, business and visitors’ visas, and deferred actions among others. Our multilingual staff speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French, and our diverse clients are from all over the world including Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Australia.
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BILC has consistently provided successful representation for our numerous clients before all agencies with jurisdiction over immigration law including the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its constituent agencies U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of State, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S Embassies and Consular Posts abroad. Our services include family petitions and visas, employment and business based visas, adjustment of status (green cards), fiancé visas, citizenship, asylum, various immigration waivers, removal and deportation defense, deferred actions, victims of domestic violence and crimes, and immigration detainers (ICE Hold).
We are experienced in representing clients in removal/deportation hearings, bond hearings, reasonable and credible fear interviews, and we have a track record in successfully assisting our clients in obtaining immigration bond, removing ICE Detainers ( ICE Hold), ICE Stay of Deportation (ICE Form 246), Administrative Closure of Removal Proceedings, Motion to Reopen, Motion for Stay of Deportation, Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents (EOIR-42A), Waiver of Inadmissibility under former INA Section 212(c) (Section 212 c Waiver), Section 212 i Waiver of Misrepresentation or Fraud, Section 212 (h) waiver, Section 237(a)(1)(H) Waiver and asylum before various Immigration Courts in the United States.
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Services We Offer Call Us Today (813) 600-3340

Family-based Visas
  • Work Permits
  • Family Relative Petitions for Spouses, Parents, Children under 21 years
  • Family Relative Petitions for Children Over 21 years
  • Family Relative Petitions for Brothers and Sisters of U.S Citizens
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • Form I-751 Removal of Conditions on Residency
Asylum & Refugee Status
Removal/Deportation
  • Representation in Immigration Court in Orlando, Miami and throughout the United States
  • Representation in Bond Hearing in Immigration Court, Broward Transitional Center, Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Representation in Bond Hearing in Immigration Court, Krome Processing Center, Miami, Florida
  • Representation in Immigration Bond Hearing throughout the United States
  • Motion to Reopen
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • NACARA
Immigration Reform
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
Citizenship and Naturalization
Investor Visas
  • EB5
  • E1 & E2
Work Visas
  • EB1 (Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher & Multi-national Executives)
  • H (Specialized Workers)
  • L (International Transfer Workers)
  • O (Exceptional Ability Workers)
  • P (Artists & Entertainers)
  • R (Religious Workers)
  • TN (Canadian/Mexican NAFTA Workers)
  • PERMs
Removal/Deportation Defense
  • Representation in Immigration Court in Orlando, Krome Miami, Miami, and Pompano Beach and throughout the United States
  • Representation in Bond Hearings in Orlando, Krome Miami and Pompano Beach, Florida and throughout the United States
  • ICE Detainer (ICE Hold)
  • Reasonable Fear Interviews
  • Credible Fear Interview
  • Motion to Reopen
  • Motion to Reconsider
  • Cancellation of Removal and Adjustment of Status for Certain Non-Permanent Residents
  • Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents
  • Immigration Waivers – Section 212 (h) waiver, Section 212 (c ) waiver, Section 212 I waiver, Section 237 (a) (1) (H) waiver
  • NACARA
  • ICE Stay of Deportation
Religious Visas
  • R-1
  • R-2
Tourist & Visitor Visas
  • B-1/B-2
Fiance Visas
  • K-1
  • K-2
Consular Processing
Student Visas
  • F-1
  • M-1
  • J-1
  • H-3
  • Q-1
Other Services
  • VAWA (Victims of Domestic Violence)
  • U- Visas (Victims of Crime)
  • T Visas (Victims of Human Trafficking)
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) – El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, South Sudan
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Our Professional On Staff Call Us Today (813) 600-3340

Aniefiok 'Ani' Bassey

Attorney

I practice exclusively immigration and nationality law. As an immigrant, I am keenly aware of the numerous challenges faced by many immigrants in navigating the complex immigration system. It is for this reason I dedicate my practice exclusively in helping individuals, families and business in obtaining various immigration benefits, providing exceptional services at affordable fees. My clients are numerous and diverse as the immigration services I provide them. I have clients from all over the world including Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Australia and I have successfully represented them before all agencies with jurisdiction over immigration law such as U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its constituent agencies U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of State, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S Embassies and Consular Posts abroad.

Prior to establishing Bassey Immigration Law Center (BILC), I directed the immigration services program at one of the biggest social services agency in the Greater Tampa Bay Area where I oversaw a dozen of staff and represented hundreds of immigrants, asylees, refugees and their families from Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Honduras, Iraq, Iran, Ecuador, Peru, Vietnam, Burma, Venezuela, Liberia, Sudan, Somalia, and Cameroon a variety of immigration benefits such as Cuban Parole, permanent residence (green cards), citizenship (naturalization), work permits, advance parole, travel permit, work permits, refugee travel document, immigration waivers, motion to change venue, motion to reopen, representation in immigration court among many other immigration benefits.

At BILC, I advise my clients on all aspects of U.S Immigration & Nationality Law, including family petitions and visas, employment and business based visas, adjustment of status (green cards), citizenship, asylum, immigration waivers, removal and deportation defense, deferred actions, victims of domestic violence and crimes, and counsel criminal defense attorneys about the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. I am well experienced in assisting aliens who are being threatened with deportation or removal from the United States, including aliens with prior criminal convictions and facing the possibility of deportation.

I have successfully represented clients in removal/deportation hearings, bond hearings, reasonable and credible fear interviews, and I have a track record in successfully assisting my clients in obtaining immigration bond, removing ICE Detainers ( ICE Hold), ICE Stay of Deportation (ICE Form 246), Motion to Reopen, Motion for Stay of Deportation, Administrative Closure of Removal Proceedings, Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents (EOIR-42A), Waiver of Inadmissibility under former INA Section 212(c) (Section 212 c Waiver), Section 212 i Waiver of Misrepresentation or Fraud, Section 212 (h) waiver, Section 237(a)(1)(H) Waiver, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), NACARA, VAW Victims of Domestic Violence and Asylum before various Immigration Courts in the United States.

I am licensed in the State of New York and my practice is limited to Immigration & Nationality Law in the State of Florida. I am also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar Association (ABA) and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). I am married with two kids and live in the Tampa Bay area. I am active in my local church and in my spare time I like to go to the beach with my family, play in the local park with my kids, and watch soccer, basketball and football.

Karen Villota

Paralegal

Karen is a Legal Assistant working directly with the Attorney in preparing and filing immigrant visas, asylum applications, citizenship applications, family based petitions and consular processing. Karen is interested in cases filed under the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA Petitions”), Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status (U Visa – Victims of Crimes) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA Applications”) and she has assisted clients in preparing, packaging and filing applications to obtain these important immigration benefits. Also, Karen is an important part of our deportation/removal defense unit. She has experience in preparing applications for waiver of grounds of inadmissibility (Form I-601) (waivers under §212(h) and §212(i)), application by refugee for waiver of grounds of excludability (waiver under §209), application for advance permission to return to un-relinquished domicile (Form I-191) (waiver under §212(c)), applications for cancellation of removal for lawful permanent residents (Form EOIR-42A).

Karen is first generation Colombian-American. She is fluent in Spanish and English. As a child of immigrants, she is keenly aware of the challenges faced by many immigrants in navigating the complex immigration system.

Karen is currently a student at the University South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Isaura is a Legal Assistant at BILC. She is responsible for various administrative duties including meeting with clients, scheduling appointments and taking payments. In addition, Isaura assists in preparing and filing family based immigration applications, Deferred Action cases, citizenship applications, employment authorization documents, applications to replace permanent resident cards, visa extensions and other immigrant applications. Isaura’s parents are immigrants and she is acquainted with the complicated immigration system and available to assist clients. She is fluent in Spanish and English

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Tampa Location

Tampa

8004 N Armenia Avenue, Suite C
Tampa, Florida 33604
 Phone: (813) 600-3340
 Fax: (813) 600-1626

English & Spanish

Business hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Saturday appointments are available upon request.

Clearwater Location

Clearwater

54 Jasper Street
Largo, Florida 33770
 Phone: (727) 408 5170
 Fax: (727) 233 8285

English & Spanish

Business hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Saturday appointments are available upon request.