There are many types of immigrant and non-immigrant visas here in the United States, all with different requirements. Our U visa lawyer can help you with this and other types of visas should you need them.
What is the U-Visa?
The U visa is a type of visa provided by the United States government for certain immigrants who have been victims of crimes within the country. The circumstances in which these are granted are very specific, so our lawyer can help you sort this out.
Getting the U-Visa
Our U visa lawyer wants to help you get your immigration status, but in this specific case, there are several details you must keep in mind. The most important thing will be the requirements. You may be eligible for a nonimmigrant U visa if:
- You were the victim of relevant criminal activity.
- You have suffered significant mental or physical abuse as a result of being a victim of criminal activity.
- You have information about the criminal activity in question. If you are under the age of 16 or unable to provide this information due to a disability, a parent, guardian, or close friend may possess the information for you. In this case, a close friend is a person who represents another person who is a minor or, due to a disability, cannot file a lawsuit on his or her own behalf and who does not have a legal guardian.
- You were, are, or could be of assistance to authorities in the investigation or prosecution of a crime. If you are under the age of 16 or unable to provide this information due to a disability, a parent, guardian, or close friend can help on your behalf.
- The crime occurred in the United States or violated US law.
- You are admissible to enter the United States. If you are not admissible, you may apply for a waiver by filing Form I-92, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant.
Aside from the requirements just discussed, it is important to note that the crimes in question have to be part of a list of eligible crimes determined by the government. In order for a crime victim to apply for a U visa, the crime must be one of the following:
- Hostage situations
- Involuntary servitude
- Sexual abuse
- Female genital mutilation
- Domestic violence
- False imprisonment
- Criminal assault
- Foreign labor recruitment fraud
- Illegal traffic
- Witness tampering
- Illegal criminal restraint
- Slave trade
U Visa Lawyer
Immigration is a very complex field, and each different process will come with its own nuances, requirements, and procedures to follow. Because of this, it’s important that you don’t handle these cases by yourself. Instead, look for a U visa lawyer so that you’re able to give your application its best shot. For more information, reach out to our team here at Rijal Law Firm emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by sending us a message through our website. We’ll get back in touch with you as soon as we can to help you.