Experienced Immigration Attorney - Marlene F. Gonzalez
The U visa is a non-immigrant visa that provides legal protection to victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical harm and are helpful to law enforcement. It's a great option for those who are in danger at home and want to stay in the United States.
- What Crimes Qualify for a U Visa? Victims of the following crimes can be considered for a U Visa: rape; torture; trafficking; incest; domestic violence; sexual assault; abusive sexual contact; prostitution; sexual exploitation; stalking; female genital mutilation; being held hostage; peonage; involuntary servitude; slave trade; kidnapping; abduction; unlawful criminal restraint; false imprisonment; blackmail; extortion; manslaughter; murder; felonious assault; witness tampering; obstruction of justice; perjury; fraud in foreign labor contracting; or attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit any of the above-mentioned crimes.
- How do I Qualify for a U Visa? You must be the victim of a qualifying crime, and been helpful in the investigation or prosecution of the crime that occurred in the United States. You must have suffered substantial harm as a result of being the victim of the crime and show that you a person of good moral character.
- Do I Need an Attorney? It's important to work closely with an attorney if you plan on applying for a U visa because it can be complex and there are many requirements. A lawyer will help you gather documentation, prepare your application, negotiate with the government agency, and deal with any problems that may arise during the process.
Contact us today at 1-833-VISA-4-US to learn more about U visas and how we can help you!