Today we are going to be talking about Violence Against Women Act (Violence Against Women Act). Violence Against Women Act applies to you if you’ve been abused or you received some form of Cruelty from your spouse that’s a U. S. citizen or permanent resident. This can also apply if you’re a parent or a child as well you may also qualify for some of the basic requirements:
- Your spouse needs to be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident.
- You also need to have lived with your spouse.
- You have to show that you had a good faith marriage: that means that your marriage was real or the relationship was real.
- You also need to demonstrate that you are a person that has good moral character
If your spouse is a green card holder then you would need to wait for the priority date to become current before you file for the green card application. One of the other things that’s great about Violence Against Women Act is you can get work authorization if you apply when you apply for the green card.
Right now work authorization is taking about five months or longer so what we’re seeing is terms of processing times is that it is taking anywhere from 12 to 20 months for these applications to get approved. Now these are our government processing times it could take longer than that or it could decrease but we’re seeing government times just increase across the board with all applications.
Thank you everyone for tuning in and just remember to keep positive because there are different laws that are available to help you and if you have a question about that call us to see if you do qualify or not.
Thanks and have an awesome day.