U Visas for Victims of Crime FAQs
1. Do I have to be in status or have entered legally if I want to apply for a U Visa?
2. Is any type of crime eligible for a U Visa?
3. Should the victim cooperate with the Government to be eligible for a U Visa?
4. If the Government does not want to proceed with the criminal case, can the victim still apply for a U Visa?
5. Do the family members of the victim obtain any immigration benefit from the U Visa?
6. Must the victim provide records of the injuries suffered?
7. If the perpetrator is not an American citizen or a Permanent Resident, can the victim still apply for a U Visa?
8. Can you apply for Permanent Residency once the U Visa is granted?
9. How long does a U Visa last?
10. Can I travel outside of the US after the U Visa is granted?
The information contained here is general in nature and it may not necessarily apply to all situations. It is also subject to change at any point in time. Therefore, under no circumstance it should be construed as legal advice. Please ensure that you consult with an attorney regarding your specific situation before starting a legal process.
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