U Visa – Victim of a Crime

You want an Immigration Attorney that cares about your U Visa filing and will clearly tell you whether Law Enforcement would assist in helping you get U Visa status.

Fickey Martinez Law Firm, P.L.L.C. assists individuals and families across Eastern North Carolina in filing for U Visas. Since every crime is different and the location of the qualifying crime is important, our fees vary. We would recommend that you call our office at (910) 526-0066 to schedule a consultation with our immigration lawyer, so that a thorough evaluation may be performed.

Below are the common questions we see associated with the U Visa.

What is a U Visa?

A U Visa lets some victims of crimes stay in the United States.  A U Visa allows someone to legally live in the United States for 4 years, they receive employment authorization, and some of their family members (Spouse, Children, Parents, and Siblings) may also be eligible for a U Visa and its benefits as well.

Who Qualifies for a U Visa?

To qualify for a U-Visa, an applicant must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  1. Must have been a victim of a crime INSIDE the United States;
  2. Must have helped the police or prosecutors with the investigation of the crime.
  3. The crime must have harmed the U Visa Applicant physically or mentally

What Crimes Qualifying for the U Visa?

Below is a list of some of the crimes that may qualify an applicant for a U Visa:

  • Domestic Abuse
  • Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Abusive Sexual Contact
  • Forced Prostitution
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Felonious Assault
  • Involuntary Servitude
  • Peonage
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Incest
  • Kidnapping
  • Abduction
  • Being Held Hostage
  • Slave Trade
  • Unlawful Criminal Restraint
  • False Imprisonment
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Trafficking
  • Blackmail
  • Extortion
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Witness Tampering
  • Perjury

The Crime must be investigated by law enforcement. A conviction is not necessary to qualify for a U Visa. Even an Attempt or Conspiracy of the above crimes can be eligible grounds for the U Visa.

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