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:
- Must have been a victim of a crime INSIDE the United States;
- Must have helped the police or prosecutors with the investigation of the crime.
- 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
- Sexual Assault
- Abusive Sexual Contact
- Forced Prostitution
- Sexual Exploitation
- Felonious Assault
- Involuntary Servitude
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Being Held Hostage
- Slave Trade
- Unlawful Criminal Restraint
- False Imprisonment
- Obstruction of Justice
- Witness Tampering
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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