U-Visa Lawyer | U-Visas for Victims of Crimes
The U-Visa is for victims of specific crimes who have endured physical or mental harm. The goal of the U-Visa is to help government officials and law enforcement solve the crime, so the victim must cooperate with law enforcement to be approved.
To be approved for a U-Visa, the following must be true:
- You are the victim of a certain type of crime. We can help determine if you are.
- You have already been helpful or will be helpful in solving the crime and prosecuting the criminals.
- You have information about what the criminals did. If you’re under age 16 or can’t share the information because of a disability, a guardian, parent, or friend may do it for you.
- You have suffered serious mental or physical harm because of the crime.
- The crime happened in the U.S. or broke U.S. laws.
- You are admissible to the U.S. If not, you can apply for a waiver.
According to USCIS, the following is a list of crimes that may qualify its victim for the U-visa: abduction, abusive sexual contact, blackmail, domestic violence, extortion, false imprisonment, female genital mutilation, felonious assault, fraud in foreign labor contracting, hostage, incest, involuntary servitude, kidnapping, manslaughter, murder, obstruction of justice, peonage, perjury, prostitution, rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, slave trade, stalking, torture, trafficking, witness tampering. unlawful Criminal Restraint, and other related crimes.
Applying for a U-Visa is complicated and takes a lot of time. It is stressful, so you shouldn’t have to do it alone. Our U-Visa lawyer can help you better understand what to do and join you in the entire process until it is successful. Call us today at 813-298-7222, email us, fill out our contact us form, or schedule an appointment.