Gillman Immigration Services

VAWA Immigration Lawyer

VAWA provides ways for victims of domestic violence to obtain protection from their abusers, and a variety of federal and state public benefits. Our team of specialized VAWA immigration lawyers understands the process; therefore, we focus on our clients with high-touch engagement, ensuring that they get all the information for their cases.

What is VAWA?

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a federal law designed to combat various forms of gender-based violence against individuals. Its provisions extend to victims of domestic violence, including emotional, physical, and psychological abuse. This applies to men, women, parents, and children of U.S. citizens or Green Card holders.

VAWA seeks to empower survivors by granting them legal protection, support services, and a wide range of avenues for immigration relief through the self-petition process. Advised by our specialized immigration lawyers in Minnesota, immigrants survivors can access the legal protection they need to enjoy a safe future in the United States.

Understanding VAWA Self-Petitions

What does VAWA Self-Petition Imply?

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VAWA self-petition is a unique legal mechanism that allows eligible victims of domestic violence, abuse, and certain qualifying crimes to independently file a petition for lawful permanent resident status (green card) in the United States. In this way, survivors gain greater control over their immigration journey, reducing their dependence on abusive partners or family members.

By being self-petitioners, immigrant survivors who qualify for a green card based on extreme cruelty under VAWA are able to apply without relying on their abuser. In this way, there is no need for the spouse or family members of the abuser to sponsor the victim who files the immigration petition.

Benefitss

What are the Benefits of VAWA Self-petition?

As a key legal resource, the VAWA self-petition process offers several significant benefits to abuse survivors. Among its key benefits, it includes: 

Requirements

What are the Requirements for VAWA?

VAWA self-petition is a vital path for abuse survivors to gain legal status and independence. To be eligible for the VAWA visa for victims of domestic violence, petitioners must meet specific eligibility criteria:

Documentation

Necessary Documentation for VAWA self-petition

When filing a VAWA self-petition, applicants need to provide various forms of evidence to substantiate their claims of abuse and eligibility. This documentation may include:

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Immigration Law for immigration success

Gathering the necessary documentation and evidence to support your case may be complex and stressful, and a crucial step to ensure its approval. With the help of our experienced VAWA immigration lawyers, you can navigate through the process with prompt and effective communications.

CLIENT'S TESTIMONIAL

What Our Clients Says About us

Ohene Agyakwa Frimpong
Ohene Agyakwa Frimpong
2024-06-23
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I am beyond grateful to Nkechi and her incredible team for their exceptional representation in my immigration case. From the very beginning, Nkechi’s dedication and expertise gave me hope that all was not lost, even after facing a denial for my permanent residency adjustment from USCIS. She worked tirelessly on my behalf, always displaying the utmost professionalism and compassion. Nkechi’s deep knowledge of immigration law and her strategic approach were truly impressive. Her commitment towards my case was unparalleled, and her genuine care and concern made all the difference in my case being approved. This firm is deserving of 6 stars and is 100% trusted with your immigration issues.
Amari Forte
Amari Forte
2024-06-20
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The Gillman Immigration Law Firm worked with my now husband and I, on our K1 visa! From start to finish, everything was great! However, I want to highlight our paralegal, Alejandra. She is AMAZING! She was dependable, responsive and a pleasure to work with. She helped make our experience here great! Also, the entire process was quicker than what I anticipated! If you’re thinking about hiring GILF, do not hesitate, just do it!
Jessica Knode
Jessica Knode
2024-06-18
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My husband and I have been nothing but pleased with the service we have been provided thus far. The team is constantly in contact with us and respond to our messages so quickly. Everyone we have worked with has been extremely helpful and kind.
James Bogonko
James Bogonko
2024-06-13
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From beginning to end, everyone from Kiki”s team was very professional. The entire team also worked very diligently to provide my case the very best chance of success. I would highly recommend Gillman Immigration Law Firm to anyone seeking any kind of immigration benefit in the USA.
Wen Dee
Wen Dee
2024-06-08
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Firstly I must say, I have never written a public review in my entire life until now. From the very first interaction I was completely blown away, they are the epitome of professional. The entire team is thorough, thoughtful, friendly and hardworking. I can wholeheartedly say they do have your best interest at heart. I have struggled with immigration for some time and with this team I have been so confident. They keep you posted and check in on you to ensure that you are doing you part of the work. I highly recommend then to anyone one to hire them, it’s a great investment. Shout out to Marlen, she was the first person I spoke with and it was from that moment I knew I would have a great team behind my case!!!!!
Christine Mudenda
Christine Mudenda
2024-06-05
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Ever since I started working the firm so far so good everything is updated on time,all questions will be answered and all emails on time, my journey has not finished but will them I no everything will be completed just love the whole team thanks for all u do Christine
Chin & kids
Chin & kids
2024-06-04
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They are quick in replying to you… This law firm have the Chic-filA order of operation😂😂😂😂… Very organize, on time and always available… If the office is close the first thing the nxt morning they calling, texting or emailing to find out what was the issue for calling… So far so good HONESTLY the best I’ve come across in a loooong time… 10/10..
Sharmin Lovely
Sharmin Lovely
2024-05-30
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The experience and services provided by the Gillman Law Firm were amazing and professional on every level. You stood by our side every step of the way. I cannot express how grateful we are. Thank you for helping us through this journey and bringing us out successfully. I pray that God continues to bless this company as it grows and continues to help immigrants the way you all so wonderfully do. With my experience, I want to advise people out there to take your time and get a good law firm to help you through this journey. And I will recommend Gillman Law Firm to you because, with my experience with using people who are in the business of filling out paperwork, it's going to cause you, in the end, more and a lot of stress because they are not lawyers and cannot help or represent you in any way in case of any issue. So please be wise and don't make the same mistake I did. But thank God for Gillman Law Firm, they go above and beyond for their clients.
nasser martinez
nasser martinez
2024-05-30
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Les agradezco mucho al equipo Gillman por ayudarme en mi proceso , son muy atentos y verifican hasta el último detalle para que todo salga bien en mi proceso, excelente abogada y con un gran equipo de por medio.

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Get Help from our VAWA Immigration Lawyers

If you’re an immigrant survivor, there is no need for you to go through it alone. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) allows petitioners to obtain legal protection and a wide range of benefits that would help them secure a safer future. With the help of a VAWA immigration lawyer, applicants may get the guidance and peace of mind they need. We can help you obtain a successful outcome with prompt communications and the due care you deserve. Let us help you.

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