Immigration status is often a major barrier to safety and self-sufficiency for victims of crime. Perpetrators often use a victim’s lack of legal status to silence them and keep them from seeking the help they need and deserve. Fortunately, victims of crime are entitled to certain protections under immigration law.
Filing the proper documents and application is very important when requesting immigration status. There are several options to obtain immigration status if you are a victim of domestic violence, human trafficking, or have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse. There are fees associated with filing the proper documents for each option. However, you can request the fees be waived.
For more information and guidance, please contact one of our attorneys or go directly to the United States Department of State visa homepage to view Frequently Asked Questions and determine which Visa option is right for you.