San Jose U Visas Lawyer
Protection for Victims of Crime in California
The U visa is for individuals who have suffered a great amount of physical or mental abuse because of being a victim of one or more of the following crimes: rape, torture, trafficking, incest, domestic violence, sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, prostitution, sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation, being held hostage, peonage, involuntary servitude, slave trade, kidnapping, abduction, unlawful criminal restraint, false imprisonment, blackmail, extortion, manslaughter, murder, felonious assault, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, perjury, or attempt, conspiracy or solicitation to commit any of these crimes. You should trust your application process to an experienced San Jose immigration lawyer at Verma Law Firm.
To apply for a green card as a U nonimmigrant, you must meet the following conditions:
- You have been physically present in the United States for a continuous period of at least 3 years since the first date of admission as a U nonimmigrant and continue to hold that status at the time of application for adjustment of status.
- You have not unreasonably refused to provide assistance in the criminal investigation or prosecution.
- You are not inadmissible under section 212(a)(3)(E) of the Immigration Nationality Act.
- You establish your presence in the United States is justified on humanitarian grounds, to ensure family unity or is in the public interest.
Our legal team can advise you in regard to whether you are eligible for a U visa. We can prepare and file your U visa application with the USCIS.
- USCIS Memo (10/31/2005) re Eligibility to Self-Petition as a Battered Spouse or Child of a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident Within Two Years of the Abuser's Loss of Status
- Aytes Memo in regard to Freeman V. Gonzales (re US Citizen's widow's application for AOS).
- Guidance from USCIS on U Nonimmigrant Visa status.
- USCIS Memo (04/11/2008) Adjustment of status for VAWA self-petitioner who is present without inspection.
Reach out to us today at (408) 560-4622 for a consultation with a San Jose immigration lawyer.
“My green card process was smooth. Thank you Verma for all the help you provide during the process.”- Chacha
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“The staff at Verma Law firm were prompt and helped with all the documentation needed for my mom's immigrant visa application.”- Upendra
With us, you will get client-focused, personalized service. You are not just another case to us.
We charge a flat fee for all cases, and offer a payment plan to those who need it.
Our offices are conveniently located in San Jose and San Francisco.
Our lead attorney not only has over 23 years of experience, but is also an immigrant himself.