U Visas

You’ve become the victim of a crime. Dealing with such a situation is difficult enough—you shouldn’t have to worry about your immigration status too. Obtaining eligibility for a U visa is the silver lining to this life-altering experience.

U visas provide a pathway to legal status for individuals who are victims of certain crimes.

You may be eligible for a U visa if you are the victim of a qualifying crime; you have suffered mentally or physically because of the crime; you have information regarding the crime; you are, have been, or will be helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crime; the crime occurred in the United States; and you are admissible to the United States. If you are not admissible, you can seek a waiver of inadmissibility.

These crimes include:

  • Abduction
  • Abusive Sexual Contact
  • Blackmail
  • Domestic Violence
  • Extortion
  • False Imprisonment
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Felonious Assault
  • Fraud in Foreign Labor Contracting
  • Hostage
  • Incest
  • Involuntary Servitude
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Peonage
  • Perjury
  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Slave Trade
  • Stalking
  • Torture
  • Trafficking
  • Witness Tampering
  • Unlawful Criminal Restraint
  • Other Related Crimes

If you are approved for a U visa, you are granted temporary legal status and work authorization for yourself and certain family members. It is also possible to get a green card through a U visa.

If you think you might be eligible for a U visa, contact Greenwood Law right away at 336-661-8788 or contact us online. Se habla español.