Is there a age limit for visa for family of U visa holder/

Asked over 1 year ago - West Palm Beach, FL

i have a U 1 visa. my wife and son were aproved to apply for a visa in 2010. my wife applied and has come to usa. my son was in college ,so he didnt apply in 2010. now he has finished college and would like to apply for the visa. but he is 23 yrs old now. he was less than 21 yrs when he was aproved for visa in 2010. the notice states "aproval U3. valid from april 23 2010- april 22, 2014. can he stil spply for visa?

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  1. Andrew William Clopman

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    Answered . DoS takes the position that U-3 derivative applicants must be under 21 at the time the visa is issued. It sounds like DoS never issued your son a visa, and if that is the case he will be unable to obtain the U-3 visa. It would be worthwhile for you to consult with an immigration attorney and bring as many of you and your son's immigration documents as possible to evaluate what options he may have.

  2. Rebecca Cook Black

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Come armed with all the facts such as date of entry, manner of entry, any immigrant visas filed in the past, as well as approval notices and receipts.

    This is a general answer only and does not imply that I am your attorney giving advice with full knowledge of all... more
  3. Jeffrey Adam Devore


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . I agree with Mr. Clopman.

    While this answer is provided by a Florida Bar Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law, it is for... more

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