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Baltimore U-Visa Lawyers

The U nonimmigrant status, also referred to as a U-visa, is a special provision that offers protection to victims of specific crimes. These individuals have endured mental or physical abuse and play a crucial role in assisting law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activities.

At Griffith Immigration Law, we understand the unique challenges our clients face. Our highly skilled team is committed to providing unwavering support, personalized guidance, and comprehensive assistance throughout every step of the U-visa application process. 

We are passionate about serving our clients. Get in touch with our U-visa attorneys in Baltimore, MD, by calling (410) 883-9157 or sending us a message online.

U-Visa Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for a U-visa, you must meet certain requirements.

You may be eligible for a U-visa if:

  • You were the victim of a qualifying crime
  • You have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse due to being a victim of a crime
  • You have information about the crime
  • You are, are likely, or were helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crime
  • The crime happened in the U.S. or violated U.S. laws

Qualifying U-Visa Crimes

There are many qualifying crimes that, if an individual becomes a victim, may make them eligible to apply for a U-visa. 

These crimes can include but are not limited to:

  • Abduction
  • Abusive sexual contact
  • Domestic violence
  • False imprisonment
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Felonious assault
  • Incest
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Perjury
  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Stalking
  • Trafficking

Our experienced U-visa attorneys in Baltimore are here to assist you by carefully evaluating the unique circumstances of your case and providing personalized legal guidance throughout the entire application process. We are dedicated to helping you navigate through the complexities of U-visa requirements to pursue a favorable outcome for your immigration status.

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What Are the Benefits of a U-Visa?

Individuals who are granted a U-visa obtain lawful status for four years, allowing them to work legally in the U.S. After being in U-visa status for three years, they become eligible to apply for lawful permanent status, commonly known as a "green card." 

It is important to note that, under certain circumstances, U-visa holders may also be able to assist specific family members in obtaining their own legal status. However, it is advisable to consult with a U-visa attorney to gain a comprehensive understanding of the individuals who can be petitioned and the associated process.

Get in Touch Today

If you believe you may be eligible to apply for a U-visa, it is crucial to seek the assistance of a highly experienced and knowledgeable U-visa attorney. Look no further than Griffith Immigration Law. Our team of dedicated and compassionate professionals not only possess extensive expertise in immigration law but also have personal immigration experiences themselves. 

Other benefits of hiring us include:

  • Extensive immigration law experience
  • Personalized legal services
  • Caring attorneys
  • Virtual consultations

We understand the complexities and challenges that individuals face during the immigration process, and we are committed to providing exceptional legal guidance and support to pursue a  favorable outcome for your U-visa application. Trust Griffith Immigration Law to navigate through the intricate procedures and advocate for you.

To learn more, get in touch with us online or call (410) 883-9157. Our team can answer your questions and concerns.

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