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If I don't qualify for a VAWA self-petition, are there other options?
If you are a victim of domestic violence, but you do not think that you qualify for a VAWA self-petition, check out the U Visa for Crime Victims page and the T Visa for Trafficking Victims sections of our website to see if you might qualify for either of those immigration benefits. The best way to determine your eligibility is to discuss your personal situation with an immigration attorney with experience in VAWA. Our National Organizations - Immigration page lists national organizations working in the area of immigration law and our Finding a Lawyer page includes the contact information of legal organizations and lawyer referral services by state.
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