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Immigration

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Updated: 
August 15, 2019

What happens if USCIS denies my U visa application?

If USCIS denies your request for U visa status, then your status is still the same as it was before you applied. This means that, if you are in the country without legal documentation, you might be subject to detention and even deportation.

If your U visa was denied, it might be possible to appeal that decision. You should contact an immigration attorney with experience in U visas to determine what options you may have. The attorney may want to connect with a national organization with immigration expertise, such as ASISTA. Other national organizations can be found on our National Organizations - Immigration page.