Dr. Azzam expertly evaluates the psychological effects (and/or physical effects, if applicable) of being the victim of a serious crime.
A primary requirement of a U Visa is that the victim of the crime cooperates with the police or other authorities reporting the crime, and that they also follow-up with law enforcement, if requested to do so. This applies even in situations where the individual who committed the crime is unknown and/or is not caught by law enforcement.
Please speak to your attorney about what qualifies as a crime. Generally though, some examples of qualifying crimes include, but are not limited to:
- False imprisonment
- Involuntary servitude
- Sexual assault
For further information about the U Visa process, you can visit the USCIS website here.