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Crime Victims & Domestic Violence Visas

If you are the victim of a criminal act, such as domestic violence, you may be able to obtain U visa status. The primary qualification is that you can prove that you are, have been, or can be useful in the prosecution of that specific crime.

U visa status, otherwise known as U non-immigrant status, is set up to provide lawful standing to victims of crimes who are able to assist authorities as they investigate and prosecute. Speak with our Statesville immigration attorney today to find out how we can help you fight for your rights.

As the survivor of a specific crime, you may be a valuable resource to the investigation and prosecution of that crime. With U non-immigrant status, you can play a vital role in the enforcement of justice and help prevent future occurrences. In addition, a U visa can provide immigration protection by allowing you to remain in the United States as you assist the law enforcement authorities. During a case evaluation from our firm, we can help you determine your best course of action and help you know whether the U visa is appropriate in your circumstance.

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Legal Assistance from Our Statesville Immigration Lawyer

As a noncitizen who is victim of a crime, you will be obliged to meet all requirements. Our Statesville immigration lawyer can help you ensure that all of the following demands have been met:

  • Certification from law enforcement that you have been, are currently, or will be helpful
  • You can show proof of substantial physical or mental abuse from the crime
  • You can show proof that you have information regarding the criminal activity
  • The crime violated U.S. law, or took place in the United States or territories

In order to petition for U non-immigrant status, you will need to submit Form I-918 (Petition for U Non-immigrant Status), Form I-918 (Supplement B), U Non-Immigrant Status Certification, a personal statement describing the criminal activity, and evidence that proves each eligibility requirement.

Purpose of the U Non-Immigrant Visa

In October 2000, the U non-immigrant visa was included with the passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. The purpose is for law enforcement to have greater resources for the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. As a benefit to the victim, however, they are offered protection within the U.S. for that duration. Common types of criminal cases that necessitate a U visa include domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Many other criminal activities will also apply however, as long as you are beneficial in the investigation and prosecution of the crime. If you or a loved one falls into this category, do not hesitate to contact our lawyer at Cobb Law PLLC today!

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