U Visa: Victims Of Crimes
At the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe, we help victims of crimes seek lawful status in the United States. U Nonimmigrant Status (“U Visa”) is available to victims of certain crimes that occur in the United States. To qualify, the victim must have reported the crime to law enforcement and continued to cooperate throughout the investigation and, when applicable, prosecution. Importantly, before obtaining a U Visa, victims must first obtain a signed certification from law enforcement. Only then can a victim file a petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”).
We have significant experience working with law enforcement to help our clients successfully secure the certification for U Visa status. Our law firm coordinates with law enforcement agencies to provide them the necessary forms and facts that help clients achieve a positive result. Once we receive the signed certification, we work closely with our clients to submit their applications to UCSIS. Where possible, we may also include our client’s family members in the application so they have the opportunity to stay together in the United States.