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Have you suffered mental or physical abuse as the victim of a crime? Do you have information that could help law enforcement or government officials investigate or prosecute your abuser and their criminal associates? You may qualify for a U Visa.
What is a U Visa?
Created under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act in 2000, a U Visa is a special type of visa that allows victims of certain crimes to remain safely in the US while assisting in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity in the US or their home country. Victims’ families may also receive protection under derivative U Visas.
Here is a brief sampling of qualifying crimes:
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- False imprisonment
- Genital mutilation of women
- Human trafficking
Again, this is not the full list of qualifying crimes so be sure to consult a U Visa attorney for information about eligibility in your specific case.
Applying for U Visa
As with any immigration proceeding, a variety of official forms are required to apply for a U Visa. Depending on the circumstances of your case, matters may become quite complicated, especially if you need to complete extra steps such as receiving a waiver of inadmissibility. Of course, the most important component of the U Visa application is a signed certification from a law enforcement agency confirming that they want your help in an investigation.
To make sure you get all the necessary forms completed properly and filed in the correct order, it’s best to let an experienced immigration attorney assist you.
Only 10,000 U Visas may be awarded per year. There is a waiting list so make sure you act quickly to secure your place in line.
Get an Experienced Immigration Attorney on Your Side Now
As you can imagine, getting U Visa status is a complicated process requiring interaction with law enforcement as well as USCIS. Don’t risk bureaucratic headaches on top of all the suffering you have already experienced. Instead, let the experts at Bienvenidos Immigration Services handle every step of the process for you. Just give us a call at 877-505-0505 to get started.