What is n648?
Form N-648, the Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions, provides an opportunity for naturalization applicants who have a physical, developmental, or mental health disability to naturalize without meeting the English and/or civics requirements.
What does the you Visa / T visa / VAWA mean?
U Visa/T Visa/VAWA. VAWA allows an abused spouse or child of a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident or an abused parent of a U.S. Citizen to self-petition for lawful status in the United States, receive employment authorization, and access public benefits. VAWA provides domestic violence survivors with the means that are essential…
When was the U Nonimmigrant Visa Act created?
Congress created the U nonimmigrant visa with the passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (including the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act) in October 2000.
What is ILRC practice manual for U visa?
The ILRC’s practice manual entitled The U Visa: Obtaining Status for Immigrant Victims of Crime is a comprehensive explanation of the law and application process that also includes sample materials and practice tips.
What does VAWA stand for in immigration category?
VAWA: Immigration Relief for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Crimes. VAWA allows an abused spouse or child of a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident or an abused parent of a U.S. Citizen to self-petition for lawful status in the United States, receive employment authorization, and access public benefits.
Which is faster a U visa or a VAWA?
Unequivocally, VAWA is a much faster path to a green card than a U visa. VAWA is a means for battered and abused spouses (and certain parents and children) to obtain a green card without the cooperation of the U.S. citizen or permanent resident relative who is abusing them.
What do you need to know about VAWA waiver?
In order to qualify, you must show that either you yourself, or your qualifying parent or child who is a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, asylee, refugee, or fellow VAWA applicant (in addition to a few more narrow categories), will suffer “extreme hardship” if the waiver is not granted.
Can a VAWA self petitioner apply for a green card?
In addition, VAWA self-petitioners living in the U.S. do not typically need to worry about the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility because they can typically adjust status (apply for a green card) without departing the U.S. for a consular interview, which is a common trigger to these bars for most other green card applicants.
Can a VAWA applicant file an affidavit of support?
This means they have to show they will not be a financial burden on society through the use of need-based public assistance. However, VAWA applicants are an exception: They need not go through a public-charge analysis when applying for a green card; nor do they need an Affidavit of Support filed on their behalf.