A U visa is a nonimmigrant visa for victims of certain crimes who have been helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of those crimes. The U visa is a temporary visa, but it can lead to permanent residency.
To be eligible for a U visa, you must meet the following requirements:
If you are eligible for a U visa, you can apply for the visa through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The application process can be complex, so you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
Here are some of the benefits of having a U visa:
If you are a victim of a crime and you have been helpful to law enforcement, you may be eligible for a U visa. This visa can provide you with a path to permanent residency in the United States. Even undocumented or out-of-status parents may qualify for a u-visa indirectly if the crime happened to their child.
Here are some of the crimes that qualify for a U visa:
If you have been the victim of a qualifying crime, you should contact law enforcement immediately. You should also contact an immigration attorney to discuss your eligibility for a U visa.
The U visa application process can be long and complex, and it is important to have an experienced immigration attorney on your side. An attorney can help you gather the necessary evidence, prepare your application and represent you before USCIS.
Here are some of the reasons why it is important to retain an attorney for a U visa case:
If you are considering applying for a U visa, it is important to consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
There are a limited number of U visas available each year. If you or a family member was a victim of a crime or domestic abuse and want to live in the United States, you may be entitled to a U visa. Contact an experienced U visa lawyer to ensure your application is complete and does not have any mistakes that will result in your application being denied or rejected. Call us at 630-912-0322 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
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