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  • Some info & Facts about U visa Application

    (i) When applying U visa I-918 applicant get 2 different case numbers one for U visa application and other for I-765.
    you can only track i-765 which is waste of time that will only approve after U gets approve.
    So, checking online status EAC1X0XXXXXXX is waste of time till you/attorney get any approval letters from VSC or NSC.

    (ii) With U visa > I-765 Applied under A(19).
    If you get Deferred Action you have to apply EAD under C(14). don't wait to get EAD applied under A(19) as that will
    be issued only after U status approved and valid for 2-4 years.

    (iii) Applying U visa as taking chance on your case or 50/50 case basis is waste of time & money.

    If your Case have no evidences or as a victim you doesn't come under listed U visa crime, its waste of time and money to
    apply and until you believe that certification have weigh and listed crime has been marked on certification.
    as well you have an evidences to provide USCIS.

    (iv) RFE - better to get
    Getting RFE is for good, cases which have a potential in it will get RFE it is a second chance to prove your case.
    Always make a copy of documents sent to USCIS

    (v) Getting Update from VSC or NSC about your case.
    Applicant can't inquire about i-918 application to any service centers without a representative/attorney.
    attorney can only ask questions about case and as usual after 2-3 weeks response would come as case still in processing.
    (In Some cases if applicant directly applied can contact service centers regards to case but documentation required)

    (vi) Travel outside United States.
    If you are on any other non-immigrant status while applying U visa you can travel or renew or get other visa stamped
    till you get U visa or EAD applied on DA.
    If you got DA and hav'nt applied EAD means you are still on your previous Non-immigrant status.

    (v) If applicant is outside united states and had illegal stay for 6 months or more
    If illegal stay below 6 months to 1 year 3 years BAN or above 1 year - 5 to 10 years BAN you can waive it by filing I-601.

    Illegal Presence after or before applying U. you can file form I-601 provisional unlawful presence waiver.

    (vi) If you are already on any Non-immigrant status like F/H/J/L/E or any category which comes under NIV
    and you go Deferred action, till you applied EAD on that DA basis you can be on your current NIV status only
    DA is just to deffer any deportation action against applicant.
    (it means till you get actual U visa you can work/travel/stay or maintain your NIV status.

    Folks please add comments if you have any important information needs to be shared with others

  • #2
    Very useful information... thank you

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    • #3
      Thank you...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by you.visa View Post
        (i) When applying U visa I-918 applicant get 2 different case numbers one for U visa application and other for I-765.
        you can only track i-765 which is waste of time that will only approve after U gets approve.
        So, checking online status EAC1X0XXXXXXX is waste of time till you/attorney get any approval letters from VSC or NSC.

        (ii) With U visa > I-765 Applied under A(19).
        If you get Deferred Action you have to apply EAD under C(14). don't wait to get EAD applied under A(19) as that will
        be issued only after U status approved and valid for 2-4 years.

        (iii) Applying U visa as taking chance on your case or 50/50 case basis is waste of time & money.

        If your Case have no evidences or as a victim you doesn't come under listed U visa crime, its waste of time and money to
        apply and until you believe that certification have weigh and listed crime has been marked on certification.
        as well you have an evidences to provide USCIS.

        (iv) RFE - better to get
        Getting RFE is for good, cases which have a potential in it will get RFE it is a second chance to prove your case.
        Always make a copy of documents sent to USCIS

        (v) Getting Update from VSC or NSC about your case.
        Applicant can't inquire about i-918 application to any service centers without a representative/attorney.
        attorney can only ask questions about case and as usual after 2-3 weeks response would come as case still in processing.
        (In Some cases if applicant directly applied can contact service centers regards to case but documentation required)

        (vi) Travel outside United States.
        If you are on any other non-immigrant status while applying U visa you can travel or renew or get other visa stamped
        till you get U visa or EAD applied on DA.
        If you got DA and hav'nt applied EAD means you are still on your previous Non-immigrant status.

        (v) If applicant is outside united states and had illegal stay for 6 months or more
        If illegal stay below 6 months to 1 year 3 years BAN or above 1 year - 5 to 10 years BAN you can waive it by filing I-601.

        Illegal Presence after or before applying U. you can file form I-601 provisional unlawful presence waiver.

        (vi) If you are already on any Non-immigrant status like F/H/J/L/E or any category which comes under NIV
        and you go Deferred action, till you applied EAD on that DA basis you can be on your current NIV status only
        DA is just to deffer any deportation action against applicant.
        (it means till you get actual U visa you can work/travel/stay or maintain your NIV status.

        Folks please add comments if you have any important information needs to be shared with others
        Form 601 Unlawful Presence Waiver is for someone who is getting married. For U Visa there is a different form I-192. If the lawyer filed Form 601 for U Visa, its a mistake and the case will be delayed and they will still ask for I-192.

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        • #5
          Thank you for correcting me appreciate it.

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          • #6
            When renewing i-765, what category do you use?

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            • #7
              On DA it's (C 14)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by you.visa View Post
                (vi) Travel outside United States.
                If you are on any other non-immigrant status while applying U visa you can travel or renew or get other visa stamped
                till you get U visa or EAD applied on DA.
                If you got DA and hav'nt applied EAD means you are still on your previous Non-immigrant status.
                !
                Suspecting if it works on U-Visa applicants.
                I've been told by, at least three attorneys, that any departure will lead petition abandonment.
                U-VISA applied in late July of 2014
                USCIS received my case on 08-05-2014
                Biometric was taken in mid September of 2014

                A...L...O...N...G...T...I...M...E...W...A...I...T. ..I...N...G

                NSC Transfer 11-29-2016
                Deferred Action 04-20-2017
                DA EAD Production 08-29-2017
                Formal Approval with I-94 05-15-2018

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                • #9
                  @koir I discussed with my attorney back in 2014 and traveled 3 times outside United states and including once to canada i had no issues with application after that too.
                  many applicants applied and waiting outside US.

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