How We Can Help You Through the U Visa Bona Fide Determination Process

U Visa Bona Fide Determination

If you were the victim of a crime or have provided assistance to law enforcement, we may be able to help. Here at the Rijal Law Firm, we have helped many who were in the position you are right now to navigate the U Visa Bona Fide Determination process. 

If you believe there’s a chance that you qualify, it’s worth it to reach out to us for a free case evaluation. Our experienced attorneys will handle your case with the care, discretion, and compassion it deserves. We work tirelessly to help you to achieve the best possible outcome. Below are a few of the questions that applicants have asked us in the past. 

What Could Keep Me From Being Eligible for Bona Fide Determination of a U Visa? 

USCIS generally denies a BFD or U Visa Deferred Action if the applicant has a criminal record that raises national security or public safety concerns. 

These crimes can include murder, violation, sexual abuse, offenses involving firearms or explosive materials, and those related to slavery, human trafficking, and aggravated assault may lead to a denial. 

That said, the USCIS has the authority to assess other adverse factors on a case-by-case basis. So, despite a criminal record, they may still grant a U Visa Bona Fide determination. Certain crimes are forgivable under the U visa and will not necessarily hinder the application process.

Should you have had a run-in with the law but believe you could still be eligible, contact us through our site or by giving us a call. 

What Should I Do If My U Visa Bona Ride Determination Is Denied? 

If your Bona Fide Determination (BFD) is not granted, it doesn’t automatically mean that your U visa application has been rejected. 

For the principal applicant, if the BFD is not granted, the case moves into the waiting list placement phase. Here, the applicant might encounter a Request for Evidence (RFE) or a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID). If the applicant is accepted onto the waiting list, they may receive an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Deferred Action for U Visa. 

As with all other parts of the process, we can help. If this has happened to you, we encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible. 

How Can An Attorney Help? 

Essentially, we can help you through all of the hurdles of the process. 

With law enforcement agencies becoming more cautious and selective in issuing certifications, obtaining one has become increasingly challenging. 

Some agencies might be hesitant to participate in the U-Visa program. Unfortunately, too often, law enforcement may try to leverage your status for cooperation beyond what you should have to offer.

We can keep that from happening. Indeed, we have experience negotiating with law enforcement officials, collaborating with victims’ advocates groups, and so forth. So, we can help you maneuver through the complexities of the process from the beginning through the end. 

U Visa Bona Fide Determination

Immigration Attorneys to Help You Along the Path 

Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of the U visa process.  Whether it involves negotiating with law enforcement officials, preparing and submitting affidavits, or anything else, we’ve got your back. 

That said, we can provide immigration methods beyond just the U Visa. To see how we can help you, message us through our site or call.

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