The U Visa, better known as ‘U Nonimmigrant Status’, protects victims of crimes occurring in the United States. Any undocumented person who has suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a result of a serious crime and has assisted law enforcement authorities in the investigation and prosecution of the crime may apply for a U Visa.
Could I apply for this process? Three kinds of people are eligible for U Visas:
- Are the victim of qualifying criminal activity.
- Have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of criminal activity.
- Have information about the criminal activity.
- Were helpful, are helpful, or are likely to be helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crime.
- The crime occurred in the United States or violated U.S. laws.
- The victim is under the age of 16 or unable to provide information due to a disability, a parent, guardian, or next friend may possess the information about the crime on their behalf. Ex. Parent of a child.
- This includes parents of US citizen children
- The above conditions are met.
- The victim is under 21 years of age, they may include their spouse, children, parents, and unmarried siblings under age 18
- The victim is 21 or older, they may petition on behalf of their spouse and children.
If you meet these conditions, call the Law Office of Jessica Piedra to start your application. We have a legal team ready to help you with your case, so you can get the benefits of the U Visa process. Our office number is 816-895-6363 and here’s our official Facebook page as well.
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