I-360

Green Card through VAWA (I-360) is designed for battered spouse who wants to file an immigrant visa petition to get green card. The peculiarities of this type of visa are:

  1. You can file a petition for yourself without the abuser’s knowledge. It gives safety and independence from the abuser, who is not notified about the filing. Form I-360 allows you to use another person’s address instead of your own.
  2. You may file as an abused spouse if your child has been abused by U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse.
  3. You may file a petition if you are still married or have been divorced (related to abuse) within 2 years prior to filing petition.
  4. You can file a petition if you believed that you marriage was legitimate, but the marriage was destroyed by the bigamy of your abusive spouse.
  5. You may also file a petition if you or your child has suffered extreme cruelty by your U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse.
  6. You are an eligible candidate if you entered into the marriage in good faith, not just for immigration benefits.
  7. Your illegibility depends on your moral character.
  8. All your complaints must be proved by the evidence which should be relevant to providing your eligibility.