Subcategory: Violence against Women Act (VAWA), Child of a U.S. Citizen

REQUIREMENT 1. You are unmarried, under age 21.

REQUIREMENT 2. Your are now or were in the past a child of a U.S. citizen.

REQUIREMENT 3. You have been battered by your parent while residing together.

REQUIREMENT 4. Your parent either (a) have not lost U.S. citizenship or (b) lost it less than two years ago, as a result of an incident of domestic violence.

REQUIREMENT 5. Your parent is either (a) alive or (b) deceased less than two years ago.

REQUIREMENT 6. You are a person of good moral character.


Is a job offer in the U.S. required? - No.
Is Labor Certification required? - No.
Is Prevailing Wage Determination required? - No.
Is proficiency in English required? - No.
Is a minimum education required? - No.
Is a minimum or maximum age required? - No.
Is an Affidavit of Support required? - No.
Is a proof of funds to start life in the U.S. required? - No.
Can your family members get green cards as derivative beneficiaries? - Yes.

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