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Get the Support and Guidance You Need for Your

VAWA Green Card Application

Our experienced legal team will: 

  • Help you understand the application process and timing
  • Guide you in gathering and preparing the required documents 
  • Ensure all forms, affidavits, and supporting evidence are thoroughly completed, organized, and submitted on time. 
  • Prepare you for the interview with the immigration officials
  • Monitor your case proactively and handle any requests for evidence
  • Provide prompt responses to your questions and offer unwavering support throughout the application process
  • Help you navigate through the complex immigration system
  • Communicate with government agencies

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Why Do You Need a VAWA Green Card?

If you’ve been the victim of domestic violence, abuse, or cruelty, a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) green card provides protection and a pathway to lawful permanent residency in the United States. Whether you’ve suffered physical, emotional, or psychological abuse at the hands of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse, parent, or child, the VAWA green card gives you the ability to establish a secure life for you and your children, as well as the ability to live and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation. 

Your immigration benefits will be completely independent of your abuser, so you can make decisions that prioritize your safety and well-being. In addition, you’ll also have access to a range of resources and support services specifically designed for survivors of domestic abuse, including legal assistance, counseling, housing assistance, and more. At Ranchod Law Group, our dedicated VAWA Green Card lawyers understand the challenges you face and are committed to helping you navigate the complex process with compassion and expertise. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Understanding the VAWA Green Card Process

Navigating the VAWA Green Card process can be complex, but our experienced lawyers are here to guide you through it every step of the way. Here’s an overview of the process:

  • Under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), you may be eligible to become a lawful permanent resident (get a Green Card) if you are the victim of battery or extreme cruelty committed by:
  • A U.S. citizen spouse or former spouse;
  • A U.S. citizen parent;
  • A U.S. citizen son or daughter;
  • A lawful permanent resident (LPR) spouse or former spouse; or
  • An LPR parent.
  • The abuse or battery occurred during your relationship.
  • If your abuser was your spouse, you must be able to prove that the marriage was genuine.
  • You reside in the U.S. (with some exceptions).
  • You lived with your abuser at some point.
  • You can show that you’ve been a person of good moral character for at least the past three years.
  • Gather relevant documentation and evidence to support your VAWA status. This can include police reports, medical records, photographs, affidavits from witnesses, and any other evidence that proves the abuse you have suffered.
  • Prepare and submit your VAWA self-petition to USCIS, including strong evidence and a detailed personal statement describing the abuse you endured and how it relates to the VAWA requirements
  • USCIS will review your VAWA self-petition and supporting documents and then make a decision.  
  • If your VAWA self-petition is approved, you can proceed with either adjusting your status if you are already in the United States or consular processing if you’re residing abroad. 

At Ranchod Law Group, we understand the unique challenges survivors of abuse face and are dedicated to providing you with the support and in-depth knowledge needed to successfully navigate the VAWA Green Card process. Contact us today for a consultation and start a new chapter in your life.

Start Your VAWA Green Card Application Today

We understand that beginning the VAWA application process can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. Our compassionate team is here to listen to your story, answer your questions, and provide the guidance you need to move forward confidently. We’ll take the time to understand your unique circumstances and explain the eligibility criteria, documentation requirements, and steps involved in the VAWA green card application process.

Our dedicated team will also guide you through gathering the necessary documentation, preparing your VAWA self-petition, and navigating the USCIS review process. We’ll be there to address any concerns, provide regular updates on the progress of your application, and answer any questions that you have along the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start building a brighter future for yourself and your loved ones.

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About the Ranchod Law Group

At the Ranchod Law Group, we’re committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation for survivors of domestic abuse. With our extensive knowledge and experience, we’re committed to guiding you through the VAWA process with care and empathy.

Our VAWA attorneys redefine the immigration experience by focusing on your unique needs and circumstances. We prioritize open communication, ensuring that you feel heard, supported, and understood throughout your VAWA green card journey. Our compassionate approach allows us to build a strong attorney-client relationship based on trust and respect.

With years of experience representing VAWA cases, we’ve acquired in-depth knowledge of the intricacies involved in the process. We understand the delicate nature of these cases and are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can share your experience and truly feel heard. We approach each VAWA petition with sensitivity and compassion, as we recognize the courage it takes to seek legal protection as a survivor of domestic violence.

Our Core Values

When you choose the Ranchod Law Group, you can expect personalized attention and a tailored approach to your VAWA green card case. We take the time to listen to your story, gather the necessary documentation, and prepare a comprehensive and compelling VAWA self-petition on your behalf. Our team will guide you through every step of the process to ensure that you’re informed and empowered to make the best decisions for your future. Our mission is to support and advocate for you, fight to protect your rights, and help you build a brighter, safer future for yourself and your loved ones.