U visas are crucial immigration permits for many reasons. First, they help cut down on crime since they aid law enforcement agencies with resolving unfinished cases. Second and most important, they offer protected immigration status for the survivors and victims of qualifying criminal activity.
Applying for one of these permits can be complicated, regardless of where you are from and what type of crime you were subjected to. There are some common U mistakes that we often see with applications and understanding what leads to rejected petitions is crucial.
What Should you Avoid During the Application Process?
One of the most common mistakes is failure to file a waiver for any inadmissibility issues an applicant might have, just because they did not know that they were inadmissible or did not know the proper way to handle their inadmissibility. Another widespread error is simply submitting the form to a police department to ask them for certification without filing a legal argument and proof to show them why they can and should sign that certification. Finally, one last another common error, mistake, or miscommunication is failure to respond to a request for evidence.
However, these are certainly not the only mistakes that applicants make during the U Visa case process. Our knowledgeable attorneys could explain more during a consultation.
What to Look for in a U Visa Attorney?
One additional, crucial mistake that people make is failing to retain the right legal representative. If you are navigating a U visa petition, you should know that there are some things to look for when considering an attorney. First, you would want one of our lawyers who is educated on criminal law, criminal statutes, the regulations, and the list of qualifying criminal activities outlined in the Immigration Nationality Act.
Next, the right attorney is one that understands the U visa documents, application, evidentiary requirements, and the right legal arguments to make. Fortunately, Solano Law Firm, LLC has handles hundreds of U visa cases all across the U.S. The practice has an excellent relationship with police departments and the prosecutor’s office, along with extensive experience with both immigration and criminal law.
Reach Out to Learn More about Common U Visa Mistakes
If you are considering pursuing a U visa, do not hesitate to read more about common mistakes that people make during the process. There are definitely errors you can avoid when you work with a dedicated attorney, boosting your chances of a positive case resolution. To learn more about your many immigration options, call our office today.