What you need is a consultation with an immigration. Avvo is not a law firm.
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You need a lawyer.
You need a lawyer
There are many good non-profit agencies in Seattle ... go to one of them.
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The best advise for you is to contact a competent immigration attorney. You do not want to leave the U.S. If you filed the 918 in the U.S. with the VSC and they have issued an RFE - it is very important that you contact an attorney ASAP - well before the RFE due date.
The U visa is a very beneficial for people such as you. You should not mess it up by trying to do it yourself. We, as attorneys, can help you to respond to the Request for Evidence and help you take advantage of this great opportunity to become legal in the US. Talk to one of us.
It sounds like you did not file all the forms necessary to complete a U visa application. It also sounds like you may be confused about the U visa process in general. You should seek the assistance of an attorney immediately to help you complete your application and respond to the RFE before the deadline. There are also nonprofit immigration organizations in the Seattle area that may be able to help you. But its very important that you talk to a licensed attorney right away.
You should schedule a consultation with an immigration attorney. An immigration attorney will be able to answer all your questions , assist you with responding to the RFE, and help guide you through the entire U visa application process.
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Your basic question is whether it is possible to complete the U Visa process from within the United States. Yes, it Is possible to complete the U Visa process from within the United States. Some people complete the process in the US, and some people complete it abroad. However, at this point in your personal case, you have gotten into a complicated area and it is time to consult an attorney.
As others have stated, you need a lawyer to assist you with your personal case as you move forward with answering the Request for Evidence.