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U-VISAS FOR VICTIMS OF CERTAIN CRIMES

Temporary nonimmigrant visas are available for victims of certain crimes. One of the most common nonimmigrant visas available to crime victims is called a "U-visa." The United States government offers nonimmigrant status to  victims of violent crimes (including: domestic violence, involuntary servitude, kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault, blackmail, and extortion), who have reported the crime to authorities, and have been helpful in the investigation.

A U-visa allows for a potential stay of three years and the eventual possibility to apply for lawful permanent residence. Because a U-visa requires the victim's cooperation with investigative authorities, speaking with an attorney before seeking a U-visa is highly recommended. Please contact us to see how we can help.