Abuse and Domestic Violence
Are you or a loved one suffering abuse and domestic violence as an immigrant and need help? Read this article and give our New Jersey office a call now.
- A U Visa is used for victims of serious crimes and domestic violence.
- You must be willing to help law enforcement by signing a I-918.
- Once a U Visa is completed you will receive a work Visa good for 3 years.
Green Card Options if Sponsor is Abusive
I recently spoke to a woman who was married to a with an approved I-130 Visa petition. She was in abusive relationship and wanted to know if she left him, would the I-130 be removed?
- There is a program called VAWA (Violence Against Women act) which she could apply for. This program is also available for men.
- You must be cohabitating with the individual and actively married, along with showing proof that the marriage was legitimate.
- You will be able to sponsor yourself at this point with the I-360 petition, while providing proof of the marriage and the abuse.
Filing for a U-Visa as a Victim of Domestic Violence & Unable to File an I-918
- One of the first steps when applying for a U-Visa, is obtaining the I-918B certification usually from the police department.
- The U-Visa is a Visa for victims. So even though someone may have suffered from some terrible situations, you must have contacted the police and there must be police records. If there are no police records, the police will not certify the I-918B form.
- Sometimes, you may have the form but the police may or may not sign it. The form must be signed. It is impossible to process the U-Visa without this signed form.
Are you or a loved one suffering abuse and domestic violence as an immigrant and need help? After reading this article, contact our New Jersey Immigration Lawyer now to get started on your case.
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