This sample U-1 Victim of Crime Visa Application prepared by an Immigration Lawyer with over 25 years of experience. You will get the hard copy as well as an thumbdrive with the loaded PDF. Included is a persuasive cover letter meeting all of the legal requirements to convince an officer to grant the petition. Included as well are supporting documentation and exhibits to make this application a complete sample for you to alter with the particular facts of your case, but to be able to use it as an excellent guide for a higher chance of success. If you are unable to hire an immigration attorney, this is the next best thing to having an immigration attorney prepare your application. This Book includes (ACL,Forms, Exhibits, Certification Packet, Psychological Report, Applicant Declaration).
There is a long wait for the U Visa. However, in many cases, while it is unfortunate that you were a victim of crime, this might be the only way you will be able to obtain legal status, the work permit and eventually the Green Card. The U nonimmigrant status (U visa) is set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. One reason it takes so long is that there are only 10,000 issued per year and the fact is that there are many more victims of crime than 10,000. Thus, it now takes several years to move forward. However, if you do not do this and get in line, you will never be able to get it.
The Waivers of many different types of crimes and inadmissibility issues are far more expensive than a normal Waiver for example with an adjustment of status application. You can get waived past deportations, crimes and even aggravated felonies among many other types of items that cannot be otherwise waived. Therefore, if you are the victim for example of domestic violence because your spouse abused you and you do not qualify for VAWA, this might be your best option. Note there are many types of crimes that qualify. Also, if you qualify, there are many types of family members that could get the derivative U Visa status.
This particular sample is an actual U Visa Petition for somebody who was a victim of a crime of which there are many that qualify. Of course, it would be sure that the ultimate beneficiary had the requisite requirements needed to fulfill the U visa and that in fact they were such a victim. Note that our library also has all the other types of preference petitions for your perusal. Note that our library includes not only this family petition and other family preference petitions, but nonimmigrant visa petitions such as the L-1A Intracompany Transferee Petition and other types of applications and petitions such as the Humanitarian Reinstatement application, multiple types of work-permits such as the H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa Petition, the O-1 Extraordinary Alien Petition, B-2 examples, I-140 Applications and many more. If you enjoy this family 2nd preference petition and it makes your life easier, then come back and try the other immigration applications and petitions.
Remember this U Visa Petition does need the cooperation of a government official to ultimately succeed and could eventually get the Green Card. If granted, you will be given a U Visa which will allow you to work and then some time afterwards, you can apply for the Green Card.
We certainly hope you find this petition useful and helpful and hope for the best immigration experience you can have. We do have petitions on every subject area of immigration, and you might look at those if needed as well. If you do need to actually have a consultation, you can call our U.S. Immigration Law office at 562-495-0554 for an initial free consultation to determine what must be done to help you and your family.