My husband filed my I485. He didn't show up at the interview because he is abusive to me and controlling. What do I do?
You may be eligible to file a VAWA petition due to the abuse - this allows you self petition.
If your husband's action rise to the level of abuse, you can file a self-petition. You will have to present evidence including that you lived together.
There is an abusive spouse exception.
You may be able to continue this process alone, without your husband, based on the violence you are suffering from him.
You may be eligible to file a self-petition (I-360) based upon the Violence Against Women's Act.
Contact an attorney to help you prepare a VAWA self petition (Form I-360).
I would need more information to determine what can be done. Did you go to the interview by yourself? If yes, what happened? If you did not go, your application was likely denied. You may be eligible to file a self-petition to receive lawful permanent residence if you are being abused or have been abused by a lawful permanent resident or U.S. citizen spouse.
You need to act quickly to file a VAWA self petition and document a bona fide marriage and extreme mental cruelty or physical abuse by your husband. You should seek help from non-profit legal assistance groups or an experienced immigration lawyer.
If he is abusive and you can document it, we can help by filing for abused woman under VAWA.
I suggest you file a VAWA (Violence against Women Act) Petition (Form I-360). To establish this petition you will need to show proof of bona fide marriage to US citizen or LPR. Abuse, police reports, photos, affidavits, letter from psychologist, etc. And good moral character very complicated process. Best to hire an attorney.
You may be eligible to petition yourself under VAWA. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to assess your options.
You may be eligible for a VAWA or U visa where you can file on your own. You need to seek counsel from a competent immigration attorney who handles these cases. You can also call local women's groups or advocacy groups because many will prepare these for free. Google VAWA!
You may have to file a VAWA application for yourself but I can't say right now if you qualify for it.
You will be denied but you can refile as a battered spouse. Lawyer's professional help is strongly advised.
This is a case here there is law to protect you called the Violence Against Women's Act. You can file yourself or hire an immigration attorney to do the filing and help you to present your case. It is best to take action quickly.
You need to file a petition for a spouse of an abusive US citizen. You will need the help of an attorney.
If your husband was abusive to you and he is a citizen or lawful permanent resident, there is a process by which you can self petition for permanent residence. You will have to prove the abuse and prove that you have suffered as a result of the abuse. If the petition is approved, you are placed in the same position you would have been in had your husband continued with the process on your behalf.
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