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VAWA (Domestic Violence Green Card)

What is a Domestic Violence Green Card?

The Domestic Violence Green Card is a provision under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which assists spouses or children who have suffered from domestic violence to apply for a green card independently, without the need for assistance from the abusive spouse.

Who is eligible to apply for a Domestic Violence Green Card?

You are eligible to apply for a Domestic Violence Green Card if you meet the following conditions:

  • Your spouse is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder);

  • The marriage is bona fide (genuine);

  • During the marriage, you or your child suffered from battering or extreme cruelty by your spouse, including any physical or mental harm, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, etc.;

  • You have lived with the abuser at some point in time;

  • You have good moral character.

How long does it take to process a Domestic Violence Green Card application?

Currently, the immigration authorities require approximately 32 months to process a VAWA application.


What is the application fee for a Domestic Violence Green Card?(subject to change)

  • There is no application fee for Form I-360.

  • However, submitting Form I-485 for adjustment of status requires a fee: $1,225 per person (for those aged 14 and above); $750 per person (for those under 14).


What services does AllBelief Law Firm provide?

  • We will provide you with a complete and clear list of materials required for the Domestic Violence Green Card, so you have a clear understanding of all the necessary documents.

  • We will help you collect and organize your application materials.

  • We will answer all your questions related to your application clearly.

  • We will help you categorize and organize materials that need to be translated.

  • We will analyze the facts of your case, prepare legal arguments, and draft your application.

  • We will assist you in filling out and submitting Form I-360 and other forms you have selected.

  • We will help you respond to questions from immigration judges and provide training for your Domestic Violence Green Card interview.

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