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Special Immigrant Juvenile Visas in Queens

Creating Opportunities for Victims of Abuse from Nonresidents of the U.S.

Because there are children of nonresidents of the U.S. who also suffer abuse, the Department of Homeland Security has created a visa specifically to help give those children a way out. Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status helps children who were neglected, abandoned, or otherwise abused by parents to find a way to make a life on their own. Musa-Obregon Law PC stands ready to help. With over a century of combined legal experience, we understand how to help clients move forward.

Get started on a Special Immigrant Juvenile visa today by dialing (888) 502-8461 or contacting us online. Musa-Obregon Law PC offers free consultations.

Requirements for Eligibility

The SIJ visa is specifically for nonresidents who are unable to live with parents anymore. Applicants cannot yet be adults, and they must already be living in the United States.

In addition, applicants must be:

  • Unmarried
  • Dependent on the court or in the custody of a state agency or department
  • Unable to reunify with parents due to abuse, abandonment, neglect, or some other similar issue
  • Put in an unsafe situation were they to return to their country of nationality or the last residence with parents
  • Genuinely in need of relief from harm rather than seeking an immigration benefit
  • In possession of written consent of the Department of Health and Human Services or Office of Refugee Resettlement saying that you are in their custody and are cleared to change your custody status

Petitioning for SIJ Classification

To obtain a change of status, you will need to submit a few forms and other information.

This includes:

  • Form I-360
  • Appropriate documents proving the applicant’s age
  • Juvenile court order suggesting a change of status
  • Written consent from the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Form G-28

Once these items have been submitted, you will receive requests for further information such as biometric information, medical examinations, and to schedule an interview with an immigration officer. Our extensive experience at Musa-Obregon Law PC helps us give our clients thorough information about their case. Let us help you or your loved one file for a SIJ visa and begin a life free from fear and abuse.

Call (888) 502-8461 now to get started on your case.

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