How long does it take for u visa petition to get approved?

Asked about 2 years ago - Boston, MA

if i already have the certification from the local law enforcement .how long does it take to be approved the petition.if i receive a deportation order will i go back to jail after being released from the custody upon a bond,if ice decided to deny my petition what happened?

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  1. Neil Ian Fleischer

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Best toi check to heck status

    If the petition is denied, you could be removed

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  2. Daniel E. Green

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    Answered . 4 to 16 months from filing of I-918, If you are in proceedings, they may be adjourned until adjudication of I-918, If I-918 is approved and proceedings terminated, your bond will be canceled and whoever paid it (the obligor) will get the money back.

    There are plenty of issues at play in your question. Consult with a competent attorney or BIA-accredited representative.

    Daniel Green, Esq.
    Serving the Hudson Valley, Northeast, and the World Beyond
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  3. Hassan Hussein Elkhalil

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    Answered . If you are out on a bond, ICE will not arrest you unless you violate your bond conditions. The U visa petition is processed by the USCIS, different department. The process of the U visa is about three to four months depending on your case.

    Good luck

    Elkhalil Law Firm, LLC
    Hassan Elkhalil
    (770) 612-3499

    Disclaimer: This answer is for informational and educational use only. This answer does not create attorney-client relationship. For more details, I recommend a private consultation with an immigration lawyer.

  4. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Some of it depends on who prepares the application. It could be as short as a few months --- if an attorney prepares it. It could take a year, or more --- if an attorney doesn't help prepare it.

    Get a lawyer. There are plenty of low cost service providers in the Boston Area, see below.

    You should not have any problems. Contact an immigration attorney for a consultation for more advice.

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