U-Visas for Victims of Crime
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.
The process of applying for a U-Visa is complicated and takes a lot of time. It is a stressful situation, so you shouldn’t have to do it alone. We can help you better understand what to do. Call us today at 813-298-7222, or email us by clicking here, or schedule an appointment by clicking here.