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Legal Information: Federal

Immigration

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Updated: 
January 30, 2018

I got U visa status based on a crime committed against me by my spouse but now we have gotten back together. Can I apply for the abuser (my spouse) to get status as a derivative?

No. The person who has committed the crime for which you are applying for U visa status will not qualify for U visa status.1

1 8 CFR § 214.14(a)(iii)