San Francisco and San Jose U Visa Attorney
Have You been the Victim of a Crime and Assisted the Police?
Application for a U Visa requires delicate and skilled handling in order
to succeed. Daniel Shanfield, Esq. Immigration Defense is San Jose's
leading U Visa law firm.
As a victim of a serious crime you may be allowed to stay in the United
States for up to four years while you assist law enforcement agents with
the investigation of the crime, even if you are undocumented and living
illegally in the United States. Once approved by USCIS, the U Visa will
allow you and your immediate family to work and live in the United States,
and apply for permanent residency and green card in three years. You are
urged to contact a San Francisco and San Jose immigration defense lawyer
for assistance in filing your application.
U Visa Applications
The U visa application is submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS) to obtain non-immigrant status lasting up to four years.
It is specifically for non-U.S. citizens who have been victims of a serious
crime while in the United States. An applicant must have suffered substantial
harm or abuse from acts such as assault, domestic violence, rape, sexual
exploitation, prostitution, conspiracy, witness tampering, kidnapping,
incest, human trafficking, involuntary servitude, manslaughter, murder
and other serious crimes. The applicant must be willing to work with authorities
to bring the criminal to justice. The visa permits applicants to also
petition for their spouses, children, brothers and sisters under age 18,
parents, stepparents and adoptive parents under the U-2 and U-3 non-immigrant
visa category. Once the visa is approved a work permit will be issued.
USCIS approves up to 10,000 U visa applications annually.
U Visa Lawyer in San Jose and San Francisco
Daniel, as a former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) attorney,
has unique experience working within the criminal and immigration system,
which is critical to successfully obtaining a U visa for his clients.
If you have been the victim of a crime while in the USA and need a visa
to protect you and your family, contact our office for a consultation.
Contact a San Jose and San Francisco U Visa attorney
at our firm for experienced representation in seeking a U Visa.