U Visa Bona Fide Determination: What You Can Expect 

U Visa Bona Fide Determination

Were you a victim of a crime and are looking to remain in the United States? Are you open to cooperating with law enforcement? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you might be a good fit for U visa bona fide determination. This process can be challenging and arduous. But, with an attorney from the Rijal Law Firm by your side, we can guide you through it, so that you can obtain the immigration status you seek.

What Benefits Do I Get With a U Visa? 

If you obtain a U visa, you can receive work authorization as well as lawful status here in America for as many as four years. In some cases, there can be extensions to that as well. After three years have passed, you may be eligible to adjust your status to lawful permanent resident. After five years, you can apply for citizenship. These benefits don’t just extend to you; there are derivative benefits for family members who qualify as well. Specifically, you can bring your spouse and children to the United States with us on a U visa. Additionally, with a U visa, you can receive public benefits, such as healthcare, education, etc. Those are just some of the benefits associated with this visa. When you reach out to us for a free case evaluation, we’ll sit down with you to go over your options and help you to find the immigration method that’s best for your specific situation. 

Who’s Eligible for U Visa Bona Fide Determination? 

To be eligible for a U visa, you must have been a victim of what’s called a “qualifying” crime. The list of crimes that are considered qualifying crimes includes violent crimes, crimes involving abuse (sexual abuse, abuse of children, etc.), stalking, human trafficking, torture, aggravated felonies, and similar crimes. In addition to having been a victim of those crimes, you also must have suffered some kind of physical and/or mental abuse as a result of the crime. On top of all of that, you agree to assist law enforcement with their investigation to the extent that your help is required. For example, you have information about the crime or other criminal activity that could help them, etc. 

U Visa Bona Fide Determination

How Can the Rijal Law Firm Help? 

Applying for a U visa can be challenging for many reasons. Always, we handle these cases with both discretion and compassion. When we help you with a U visa, we’re always on your side. Over the years, we’ve helped many who are in the exact position that you are right now. For example, police officers, prosecutors, and the like, know the law. They know that, to be able to get your U visa, you need certification. So, they may try to take advantage of that, and thus, take advantage of you. How? They could do so through any number of ways. In the past, some have tried to get U visa petitioners to take action beyond what they have to (such as going undercover in a sting operation and other actions that are risky and unnecessary). We can keep that from happening. Indeed, we can draw upon our experience to better not just communicate with law enforcement officials but to negotiate with them as well. That way, your interests are always served while moving you forward on the path of immigration. Over the years, we’ve worked with many victims’ advocate groups and can coordinate with them on your behalf as well. If you’re trying to petition by yourself, it’s not only less likely that you’ll receive your U visa, it’s more likely that you and yours will be taken advantage of. 

What Forms Do I Have to Fill Out? 

There are many forms that need to be filled out (and filled out properly) to apply for a U visa. They can include Form I-918, I-918 Supplement B, Form I-92, Form I-175, and others. As you can see, that’s quite a large number of forms. Filling those out on your own on time and with 100% accuracy can be a real challenge. It’s one more reason to work with an experienced attorney. 

Many Paths to America 

If you meet the above standards, it’s in your best interests to reach out to see if you are eligible. That having been said, you don’t need to have been a victim of a crime to be able to immigrate to America. Here at the Rijal Law Firm, we’ve helped folks from all walks of life to be able to immigrate to America how they wanted to do so. To see how we can help, schedule a free case evaluation with our staff. You can do so by messaging us through our site or giving us a call. 

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