The demand for immigration legal services has increased over the years and is expected to continue to grow. One reason is because people are leaving their native countries and moving to the USA that offers basic human rights and economic opportunities. Our immigration law course gives you immense knowledge and understanding of your role as a paralegal and everything about the various types of visas available to an applicant.

Siotoh Academy’s Immigration Specialist Certification Program offers you in-depth education on various subjects related to immigration including family-based visas, asylum visas, immigration court process, and much more.


This Certified Immigration Support Specialist Program, offered by Siotoh Academy, is divided into three (3) sessions; CISS 101, 102 & 103. Each session is designed to build on previous lessons.

As the program progresses, you will then focus on political asylum, refugee laws, and removal proceedings.

This advanced program offers an extraordinary curriculum designed by practicing attorneys for the people who want to pursue a specialization in immigration law.

What Certified Immigration Support Specialist 101 Offers You?

CISS 101 examines the process by which the United States offers immigration to foreign nationals. This synchronized advance online course introduces students to the essentials of immigration law such as the agencies that affect immigration law, ethical issues to be aware of, family-based petitions and benefits, consular processing and adjustment of status, waivers and proving hardships, and more.

CISS 101 is a synchronized course that is delivered through a robust learning management system. It begins with the essentials of immigration law needed to help an immigration paralegal adjust, contribute meaningfully, and assist the immigration attorney in the practice and management of immigration law firms.

    • Students will learn the role of a paralegal in the law firm including the process to becoming a paralegal, how to manage clients, initiate cases, and everything related to them.
    • The advanced course offers you complete ethical knowledge and concepts regarding the immigration processes. You will get a clear understanding of the part government agencies play in the immigration procedures and how to deal with them for attaining the documents and forms.
    • Students will learn family-based petition, adjustment of status, consular processing, and removal of condition in detail. With this immigration certification course, students will learn how to locate, use, and prepare supporting documentation for the family-based petition.
    • Students will be exposed to the process of drafting waivers such as 601A waiver; Establishing extreme hardship with the use of psychological evaluation; Knowledge of I-212 waiver, eligibility, how to apply for permission to reapply for admission into the United States after deportation or removal, and preparation of supporting documentation of the application.

Course Topical Objectives

I. Introduction to the Role of Paralegals in Immigration Law Firm

II. Walking the Line, Ethics, Immigration Definitions and Concepts

II. Agencies that Affect Immigration Law

IV. Learning to Deal Clients

V. Immediate Relatives and Preference Categories, Proving the Relationship

VI. Preparing the I-130 Family Based Petition and Adjustment of Status, Removal of condition

VII. Supporting Documentation: Family Based Petition and Adjustment of Status

VIII. The K-1 and K-3 Non-Immigrant Visas

IX. Consular Processing

X. Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver 601A

XI. Establishing Extreme Hardship

XII. I-212 Waiver, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States after Deportation or Removal

Career Prospects

Graduates of this online immigration course will have excellent knowledge in the immigration law practice, and they would be able to help attorneys in all the phases of the immigration process. Upon culmination of the program, you will be better prepared to work in:

  • Law firms
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Corporate legal departments
  • Immigration consulting firms & practices

Professional Outcomes

Siotoh Academy’s Certified Immigration Support Specialist Program offers you many opportunities to advance your career in legal services. It is essential to know the professional aspects of your future after the culmination of this course. Here are some of the job options that you may take up:

1. Immigration Field Officers
Immigration officers manage the flow and operations of the US immigration system. Their job includes conducting investigations and interviews of the immigrants who submit falsified information on their forms for visas, asylums, and citizenship. They also analyze procedures and policies and make recommendations as well.

2. Adjudication Officers
Adjudications officers are legal professionals who work for government agencies. They make decisions related to the policies of government agencies including acceptance and denial of program applications, approving claims and penalties, sanctions, and assigning liabilities.

3. Refugee Resettlement Officers
They work in the Office of Refugee Resettlement that offers refugees the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the USA. Officers may assist them in becoming integral citizens of society.

4. Immigrant Assistant
Assistants/paralegals may work for private law firms, government agencies, or non-profit organizations. They help immigrants under the supervision of an attorney with their applications and documentation work to become an integral member of the USA.

Course Designed and Taught by Professional Practicing Attorneys

The President and other instructors of Siotoh Academy are experienced and well-qualified practicing attorneys with mastery in the subjects they guide.

President/CEO of Siotoh Academy, Martins I. Imudia, an LLM from Tulane University Law School, has more than two decades of experience in immigration and nationality laws. He has expertise in solving all kinds of immigration issues such as employment, deportation, business visas, and labor certification. He holds a JD equivalent degree from Abo Akademi University in Abo, Finland, and has done his doctorate in business administration from Walden University.

Certified Immigration Support Specialist instructor, Morten B. Christoffersen a law degree holder from Copenhagen. Originally from Denmark, he obtained his Master’s Degree in International Law and Business and a Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida. He has over 13 years of experience in immigration law and family law.

Interactive Online Immigration Law Course

Siotoh Academy suits best for those who want to specialize in their field of education while working and maintaining their lifestyle.

We offer an online Immigration Law Specialist Certificate Program. Once a student is registered, he/she will be provided with complete details about the course. All they need is a computer and a good internet connection. Students will be offered their personal accounts with usernames and passwords to maintain confidentiality. 

Course Duration 

The Certified Immigration Support Specialist program is designed as a semester Certification Program for persons who wish to advance their paralegal careers in immigration law. The first session, CISS 101, is an eight (8) week course. Graduates of this program will have comprehensive knowledge regarding the immigration processes, types of visas, their roles, and duties.

The program is divided into three (3) sessions, and after each session, students will be evaluated based on knowledge gained from each course. 


Cohort classes are scheduled quarterly. Enroll and reserve your space today.


Tuition for CISS 101, the first session in the Certified Immigration Support Specialist Program series includes 24/7 access to Siotoh Academy interactive online classroom.

Tuition: $1,050 (Books & other reading materials are not included in the tuition)


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