If you have been the victim of a crime committed in the United States, you can receive the protection you deserve while helping law enforcement investigate and prosecute those responsible. The U visa program is designed to strengthen the efforts of law enforcement while better serving victims of mental and physical abuse. A specialty immigration lawyer from our firm could help you apply for this visa, so contact a Boston U visa attorney today.

Am I Eligible for a U Visa?

Victims of physical and mental abuse may qualify for U visas if they meet certain criteria. U visa applicants must have information about the criminal activity and be willing to provide it to law enforcement. Additionally, they must have been helpful or must have agreed to be helpful to the authorities throughout the investigation and prosecution of the crime.

Qualifying crimes must have been committed in the U.S. and include:

  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault or rape
  • Trafficking or prostitution
  • False imprisonment or kidnapping
  • Extortion or blackmail

Additional crimes, similar crimes, and the attempt to commit such crimes may also qualify a victim to apply for a U visa. At Gorton Law LLC, our Malden immigration attorneys can help you understand whether or not you are eligible for a U visa and can help you with the application process.

How to Apply

The best way to apply for a U visa is to speak with the immigration lawyers at our firm. We can ensure you complete all necessary documentation accurately and efficiently. Applications for U visas involve a petition for nonimmigrant status as well as supplementary documentation to provide authorization from the law enforcement agency in charge of your case. We can help make the process simple and painless.

We Serve Everett, Medford, North Boston & Malden, MA

To learn more about U visas and how you can apply, contact Gorton Law LLC today. Our Malden immigration attorneys have the experience and comprehensive knowledge of U.S. immigration laws to help you every step of the way.