Have you been a victim of a serious crime?
If so, please contact our office to determine if you qualify for a U Visa.
What you need to do:
Do I qualify for a U visa?
If your answers to both of the above questions are "yes", then you may be eligible for a U Visa. The U Visa will allow you to legally live and work in the U.S.
What is the U Visa program?
Under the U Visa program, a non-citizen who is the victim of a certain crime and who cooperates with the police may be able to apply for temporary legal status. A person granted a U Visa can legally live and work in the United States for three years. At the end of the three years, the U Visa holder may apply for lawful permanent legal status (a green card).
Can I qualify for the U Visa if I was the victim of an old crime?
Yes. Victims of past crimes are also eligible if they meet the U Visa requirements.
Can my family members benefit from my U Visa?
Yes. Your wife or husband and children under the age of 21 can be included in your application for a U Visa. In addition, if you are a child under the age of 16, your parents, guardian, or next friend may be eligible for a U Visa if the criminal prosecution would be harmed without their assistance.
In order to qualify for the U Visa, you must be a victim of one or more of the following crimes or any similar activity in violation of Federal, State, or local criminal law:
domestic violence, felony assault, torture, rape,
sexual assault, abusive sexual conduct,
sexual exploitation, prostitution, female genital mutilation,
slave trade, human trafficking, involuntary servitude,
kidnapping, abduction, unlawful criminal restraint,
false imprisonment, blackmail, extortion,
witness tampering, obstruction of justice, perjury,
manslaughter, murder or attempt,
conspiracy or solicitation to commit any of these crimes.
Check below to see if you qualify for a U Visa:
Please make sure you contact an Immigration Attorney prior to contacting immigration offiicers at the Department of Homeland Security.