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U Visa Validation Period & Extensions

When U visa is granted, it is valid for four years. Extensions are available if needed based on the following:

  • Request from law enforcement;
  • Exceptional circumstances;
  • Due to delays in consular processing; or
  • Automatically extended upon the filing and pendency of an application for a Green Card.

Applying for a Green Card

You may be eligible to apply for a Green Card for yourself and your qualifying relatives if you meet certain requirements, including:

  • You have been physically present in the United States for a continuous period of at least three years while in U status, and
  • You have not unreasonably refused to provide assistance to law enforcement since you received your U visa.

For further details or to determine whether you qualify for the U visa, please contact The Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C.

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