Visa U and VAWA

What is it?

The U Visa is a nonimmigrant visa for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are willing to assist U.S. authorities in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. On the other hand, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) allows certain victims of abuse, such as spouses or children of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, to file a petition for themselves without the knowledge or consent of the abuser.

Why do I need it? 

These protections are critical if you have been a victim of a crime and are seeking legal refuge in the United States without relying on the abuser, who could be your immediate family member. The U Visa and protection under VAWA allow you to legally obtain a status that can lead to permanent residency and eventually citizenship, ensuring the safety of you and your family.

What are the requirements?

For U Visa:

  • Demonstrate having suffered substantial abuse as a result of the crime and be helpful in the investigation or prosecution.
  • Obtain certification from a law enforcement agency for the U Visa.


  • Prove abuse by a citizen or resident relative, usually through documentary evidence, testimony, police reports, or medical records.
  • Work with an attorney for the proper preparation and presentation of all necessary evidence and documents.


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