Advantages of U visa

1.U-1 visa petitioners are employment authorized incident to status, so USCIS will automatically issue an EAD when the underlying application for U non-immigrant status is approved.

2.U status lasts for 4 years, unless extended, and persons are eligible to apply for adjustment of status from U status to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status after spending 3 years with U status.

3.If you, the principal, are under 21 years of age, you may petition on behalf of your spouse, children, parents and unmarried siblings under age 18.

4.If you, the principal, are 21 years of age or older, you may petition on behalf of your spouse and children.