How can I apply for a work permit while I am in a U Visa process?
One of the benefits that the U Visa can offer is giving you a work permit, allowing you to stay in the country legally for the next four years.
Here at Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, we will tell you what it is advisable to know about the work permit.
1- Can the permit be requested immediately?
Ideally, the work permit application should be sent at the same time as the visa application to speed up the process.
However, if you did not do it from the beginning and you are still in the middle of the request, you still have time to do it.
Although you must keep in mind that there is no specific waiting time to receive the work permit. This can take depending on the case.
In addition, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) must check if the person meets the eligibility criteria and does not have a criminal record.
2- How long does the work permit last?
For the U visa the work permit can last up to three years from the moment it is accepted.
3- How is it better to carry out the process?
In any situation, we recommended that you first consult with an immigration attorney before making any request. After all, it will tell you the best way to proceed with your case.
Also read: I want to apply for the U Visa, but how long is it valid?
Remember that at Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, we are willing to help you. Contact us. Our team of lawyers will take care of your case and will be with you throughout the process.
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