Immigration Law Associates
Chicago Lawyer, Attorney: Green Card, H-1B, National Interest Waiver, J-1, Spouse, Fiance, Student Visa, VAWA, Citizenship, Removal, Korean, Polish, Japanese, Spanish

Relief Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

The Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA as it is most commonly referred to, was signed into law in 1994 and subsequently amended in 2000 and 2005. The law provides special provisions for battered immigrants which allow them to gain legal status in the U.S. without having to rely on their abusive U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouses or parents. For this reason those seeking relief under VAWA are often referred to as VAWA "self-petitioners."

VAWA Requirements

VAWA Application Process

VAWA and Adjustment of Status

VAWA Cancellation of Removal


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