Dallas U-Visas Lawyers
Representing Immigrant-Victims of Crimes
At Perdomo Dorsett Immigration Law, we are committed to using our skills and knowledge of the law to help clients petition for visas so they can remain in the United States. If you were the victim of a crime and meet certain criteria, you might be able to secure a U-visa that will allow you to stay in the U.S with legal work status for up to four years. If you are awarded a U-visa, you can also apply for permanent residence status after three years. Spouses, children, and certain other family members can sometimes be included under a U-visa.
Purpose of the U Visa
The U nonimmigrant visa was established by Congress to encourage alien immigrants who have been victims of certain crimes to come forward and report criminal activity to law enforcement. In exchange for reporting crimes that can help the government investigate and prosecute criminals, the victims would be provided protections under the U visa for the individual and qualifying family members.
What Are the Requirements to Apply for a U-Visa?
You must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply for a U-visa:
- Victim of a qualifying crime in the U.S.
- Suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of the crime
- You have information regarding a crime
- You are willing to cooperate with law enforcement in their investigations.
If you are considering filing for a U visa or are unsure whether you qualify, talk to an attorney for more information.
Benefits of the U Visa
The U Visa can be beneficial for several reasons:
- You can receive lawful status for up to 4 years
- You are authorized to work under the visa
- You may be able to adjust your status to a permanent resident after 3 years
- You may petition for qualifying family members through Derivative U Visas
Crimes that Qualify for U-Visa
You will need to have pertinent information about the crime and provide substantial assistance in the investigation or prosecution of the illegal activity that occurred in the U.S.
If you were a victim of any of the following crimes, you may qualify for a U-visa:
- Abusive sexual contact
- Domestic violence
- False imprisonment
- Female genital mutilation
- Felonious assault
- Involuntary servitude
- Kidnapping manslaughter
- Obstruction of justice
- Sexual assault
- Sexual exploitation
- Slave trading
- Witness tampering
- Unlawful criminal restraint
Schedule a Consultation with Our Dallas U-Visa Lawyers
Perdomo Dorsett Immigration Law has the skills and legal insight you need on your side to navigate the complex U.S. immigration system. We proudly serve clients seeking all types of visas, and our compassionate lawyers understand that discussing the crime you were a victim of can be traumatic. That is why we will take the time to address your concerns and devise a strong case to present on your behalf.
Contact our law office online or call us at (214) 516-7776 so we can discuss your U-visa eligibility.
“Mr. Perdomo is hands down the best. Him and his associates have recently helped me achieve my life long dream!”- Jesus Reyes
“My case was approved thanks to this firm. Highly recommend!! Thank you Dr. Dorsett!”- Tayna Castro
“They understand your pain of being away from your family and always explain step by step what's next, which I loved.”- Elizabeth Peña Olalde