VAWA Petitions

Are You an Immigrant-Victim of an Abusive Spouse, Parent or Child?

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a law that provides a legal way for immigrant victims of abuse (both women and men) to be granted a green card and become Lawful Permanent Residents of the United States without the support or knowledge of their abusive spouse, parent or adult child.

Do You Qualify for a VAWA Petition?

These are the situations that qualify you for filing a confidential VAWA Petition:

  •  You are the spouse or former spouse of an abusive lawful permanent resident (LPR) or American citizen.
  • You are divorced (related to abuse) and you are filing your VAWA petition within two years of the date your divorce was final. (NOTE: If it has been more than two years since your divorce was final, you may still qualify for the filing of a VAWA cancellation of removal application in immigration court. You may also consult with us for this option.)
  • You are a child of an abusive lawful permanent resident (LPR) or an American citizen and are filing your VAWA petition before the age of 25.
  • Even though you are not abused, your child is being abused by the other parent who is an LPR or American citizen.

Experience and a Winning Track Record

For nearly 15 years, the highly skilled immigration attorneys at Nalbandian Law have helped hundreds of VAWA petitioners obtain Green Cards, gain Lawful Permanent Resident status and eventually U.S. citizenship. Under the expert guidance of lead attorney Sassoun A. Nalbandian, our Los Angeles area law firm has won nearly 100%* of the VAWA petitions we’ve filed for our clients.

The Key to Winning your VAWA Petition

Often VAWA Petitions are denied by USCIS solely because unprofessional or careless lawyers or even non-attorneys filed poorly documented paperwork that lacked important, supporting documents that would have convinced the adjudicating officer to otherwise approve the VAWA petition.

By contrast, Nalbandian Law attorneys take the time to prepare accurate, thorough documentation that tells the complete and honest story of your abuse in as much detail as possible, which is how USCIS prefers it.

Most importantly, we include essential supporting documents such as:

  • Detailed affidavits (sworn statements from relatives, medical and mental health professionals, such as reputable psychiatrists and psychologists)
  • Copies of medical records that show clear evidence of physical and/or emotional abuse, regardless of whether you are the abused wife, abused husband, abused child or abused parent of a U.S. citizen.

Schedule a Consultation Today!

Call Nalbandian Law today, (818) 244-0310, or contact us online for a personal consultation with one of our expert immigration attorneys. We’ll review your situation and explain our process for preparing VAWA petitions that have an excellent chance of being approved.

 *Approval rates do not guarantee future approval of your petition. No attorney can ethically guarantee any outcome. Always consult with a licensed, competent immigration attorney such as the experienced immigration attorneys at Nalbandian Law before filing your case.