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Victims of Violence in Los Angeles, California to Dallas, Texas

PERMANENT RESIDENCE FOR DISABLED SPOUSES (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)

As an abused spouse, children, father, can apply for an immigrant visa under the Immigration Nationality Act(INA) modified by the Act Against Violence against Women. In Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The provisions under this law apply to all women and men.

People who qualify to make a request.

Wife / Husband: You can ask yourself if you were or are being abused by a US spouse or legal resident. Also, you can submit your request as an abused spouse if your child has been mistreated by a US or resident spouse. You can also include in your petition unmarried children under 21 years of age, if they have not done so by themselves.

Parents: You can file a petition if you are the father of a citizen, and your son or daughter is a citizen of the United States.

Children: If you were mistreated by citizen or resident parents, you can submit your request if you are under 21 years of age and not more than 25 years of age, if you can show that because of the abuse you did not submit your request before. You can also add your minor children in this application.

SOME OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A WIFE:

  • Be married by the civilian to the U.S. spouse or permanent resident.
  • His marriage to the abuser ended by divorce or because he died 2 years before filing his petition.
  • Your spouse lost or renounced citizenship or permanent resident status within 2 years before submitting your application due to an incident of domestic violence.
  • If you believe you were still legally married to the abusive American or legal resident, but the marriage was not legitimate due to bigamy committed by the citizen spouse or legal resident.
  • You have suffered abuse and / or extreme cruelty by your citizen spouse or resident of the United States.
  • You entered the marriage in good faith, and not just for immigration benefits.
  • You have lived with your spouse.
  • Be a person of good moral character.

SOME REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN:

  • Be a child of a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • Be a child of the U.S. citizen or legal resident who lost citizenship or permanent resident status due to an incident of domestic violence.
  • Having suffered abuse of extreme cruelty at the hands of citizen or resident parents.
  • Having lived with the abusing father / mother.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARENTS

  • Be the father or mother of a citizen of the United States, who is at least 21 years of age by the time you send Victims of Violence your petition.
  • Being the father or mother of the US citizen who lost citizenship due to an incident of domestic violence.
  • Being the father or mother of a citizen child.
  • Having suffered extreme cruelty from your child citizen.
  • Have lived with the child citizen.
  • Be a person of good moral character.
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