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U Visa

We advocate for human rights and feel an obligation to support victims of crime. Under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984, the U.S. government provides support to victims of qualifying crimes* and allows them to remain in the United States for up to four years to investigate or prosecute crime perpetrators. The U nonimmigrant visa is set aside for victims who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a consequence of the crime.
Criminal Activity

To qualify for U Nonimmigrant Status, the person must be (1) the victim of a qualifying criminal activity, (2) have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of criminal abuse, (3) have information about the criminal activity, (4) be willing to help law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crime, (4) report a crime that occurred in the United States or violated U.S. laws, and (5) be admissible to the United States or be eligible for a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility.
Qualifying Criminal Activities: • 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.
Psychological Factor
Many victims of crime develop mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress (PTSD). A psychological evaluation can help create a case on how the crime mentally impacted the victim and how they will endure unusual or severe harm if they were deported from the U.S. The evaluation often includes in-depth interviews over the course of 3 to 4 meetings where information is gathered regarding the victim’s personal and family history, work history, medical and psychiatric history, and immigration status as they pertain to the case. This is followed by the administration of psychological tests that assess the victim’s mental status, personality, psychological state, violent behavior and tendencies, cognitive/intelligence, and malingered symptoms.
Our therapists will answer any questions you may have during the process. They have been trained to use culturally sensitive methods to ease your symptoms and help you cope with any uncomfortable feelings you may experience during the evaluation process.
The Process
Interviews -> Administration Of Psychological Tests -> Consultation With Attorney -> Review Of Supporting Documents -> Report
$2500+ (report included)
Approximately 4-5 hours
Generally, 10-15p long
14-21 days to complete
Any supportive document
Expert Witness: We reserve the right to charge a daily fee for testifying in court at a rate of $250/hour.
Call or Text: 910.777.5575 of you have any questions.