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What is the Purpose of a U Visa?

The U visa, also known as a visa for crime victims, was established as a form of humanitarian relief for individuals who were the victim of certain crimes, have cooperated with law enforcement, or have suffered mental or physical harm. This visa is part of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and people who are granted a U visa have permission to live and work in the United States for a period of up to four years.

If you have suffered substantial abuse and are in need of a U visa, you will need to hire a Hollywood visa lawyer from Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A. to represent you and assist you with the process. There are certain qualifications which you must have and be able to prove in order to apply for this type of visa.

What Are the Requirements for a U-Visa?

Aliens who have been the victim of a crime and are in the process of assisting or have assisted with the investigation or prosecution may be eligible for a U visa.

Requirements to prove your eligibility for a U visa:

  • The victim must have filed a report with the police or another law enforcement agency
  • The victim must have suffered physical or mental abuse (as a direct result of the crime)
  • The victim or the victim's children will experience more suffering if deported or removed from the U.S.
  • The crime must have taken place in the United States

how Many U Visas Are ISsued Each Year?

Each year, Congress caps the number of U visas at 10,000. This only includes the principal applicant, not their family or dependents. There is an estimate of 269,000 U visas pending as of December 2020 and a 5-year waiting period in some cases. If you or a loved one needs to apply for a U visa, reach out to Garcia, Miranda, Gonzalez-Rua, P.A. -- there may be other ways to help you. Reach out to an experienced visa lawyer near you!

For an in-office case consultation in our Hollywood location, contact us today at (888) 340-8424. Our U-Visa lawyers can also be reached in our Miami office at (305) 676-8634. Se habla Español.

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At Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A., we have more than 50 years of combined legal experience to our name. Our team is comprised of legal professionals who draw on unique backgrounds – including former experience as an immigration prosecutor, immigration judge, and Managing Attorney of the CLS. We have prevailed in some of the toughest immigration matters due to our creativity, patience, and genuine compassion. We are truly invested in the success of your case.

About Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A.

Why Choose Us?

  • Former Judge & Prosecutor on Your Side

    Mr. Miranda is among a premier group of immigration attorneys with experience as a former immigration prosecutor, defense attorney, and judge.

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