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U-VISA, Victims of Crimes

A U-Visa provides the applicant the following benefits: 1) The right to legally live in the United States for four years; 2) The applicant can apply for a green card to stay in the U.S. permanently after having the U-Visa status for three (3) years; 3) The applicant can get obtain a work permit to legally work in the United States; 4) Some of the applicant’s family members might also be able to get a U-Visa.


To be eligible to a U-Visa, the applicant must have:

  1. Been a victim of one of the following crimes:


  • Rape

  • Sexual assault

  • Abusive sexual contact

  • Trafficking

  • Unlawful criminal restraint

  • False imprisonment

  • Blackmail

  • Involuntary servitude

  • Witness tampering

  • Obstruction of justice

  • Felonious assault

  • Extortion

  • Torture

  • Incest

  • Domestic violence

  • Kidnapping

  • Abduction

  • Forced prostitution

  • Sexual exploitation

  • Being held hostage

  • Peonage

  • Manslaughter

  • Murder

  • Female genital mutilation

  • Other related crimes


   2. In the course of this criminal activity, you must have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse.


   3. You have been or will be “helpful” to law enforcement in order to bring the perpetrator of this crime to justice.


U-Visa cases are complicated and often require the help of knowledgeable professionals to obtain a successful outcome. At the Jurado Firm, we have the experience you need in handling U-Visa cases to ensure that you obtain the best possible outcome in your U-Visa case. Give us a call, our initial consultations are free of cost.

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