Children up to age 25 can file for VAWA self-petition


USCIS issued a memo clarifying that a child continues to be eligible to file a VAWA self-petition beyond the age of 21, up to the age of 25, as long as the abuse was one of the central reasons for the delay in filing. The abuse however must have occurred at the latest, on the day before the applicant turned 21 and the applicant must be unmarried even at the time of filing.

Ricky Malik, Esq.