Have you been the victim of a crime and provided assistance to law enforcement in the prosecution of that crime? Do you wish to immigrate to the United States? If so, you may be eligible for a U visa. This visa was specifically created to protect the victims of certain crimes and benefit law enforcement. A U-Visa attorney from Rijlaw Law Firm can walk you through the U Visa bona fide determination process, so as to help you to arrive at the best possible outcome for your situation. What follows are some of the most common questions we are asked in the regular.
Am I Eligible for a U Visa?
In addition to having been a victim of a qualifying crime and having agreed to assist law enforcement in the investigation of that crime, you also have to have suffered an appreciable degree of mental and/or physical abuse as a result of the crime. Additionally, the crime has to have occurred in America or, alternatively, it has to have violated American laws. As you can see, these eligibility standards can be, in many ways, complex. That’s just one more reason that we recommend you reach out to an attorney with U visa experience.
What Crimes are Considered “Qualifying” in the Context of a U Visa?
There are many crimes that are considered to be “qualifying.” The full list is available at our site, but they include felonious assault, domestic violence, murder, abduction, abusive sexual contact, being taken hostage, prostitution, stalking, torture, and other very serious, violent crimes. However, it’s important to note that violent crimes are not the only crimes that are qualifying. For example, perjury is qualifying, as is witness tampering, peonage, obstruction of justice, and even fraud in foreign labor contracting.
I Was the Victim of a Crime That Isn’t on The List of “Qualifying Crimes.” What Do I Do?
If you believe that you were the victim of a qualifying crime, even if it wasn’t mentioned at our site, it’s worth it to reach out to us. It may come under the heading of “Other related rimes,” an activity where the elements of the crime are substantially similar. The worst thing that can happen is we may tell you that we don’t see a case, but you may qualify for a U visa.
How Can Rijal Law Firm Help With U Visa Bona Fide Determination?
If you look at the “frequently asked questions” page on the official USCIS site for the “U Visa and Bona Fide Determination Process,” you’ll find that there are references to Form I-918, Form I-765, and many other forms of documentation. This particular process can be very complex and challenging, even if you are highly qualified. We understand how challenging all of this can be, so we are devoted to helping our clients through every step of the process. From filing the paperwork properly and on time, to advising you throughout, we can be here for you. For a free case evaluation, message us through our contact form here or give us a call.