1. Is it Easy to Get Approved for WAWA: Check your Eligibility
This first step in winning your VAWA case is to be eligible. There are five main requirements for VAWA. a) You need a qualifying relationship; b) in which you were abused; c) you resided with the abuser; d) you are eligible for immediate relative or preference category; and e) you are a person of moral character.
2. Have Strong Supporting Evidence
Many VAWA cases are won or lost based on evidence. VAWA requires proof for all the five steps mentioned above. You cannot just say you meet the requirements. Filing an I360 petition without any further documentation is a sure way of getting denied for VAWA. Depending on your case, you may need evidence of bona fide proof or marriage or proof of the parent child relationship.
3. Hire the Best Attorney
Practicing on your own case is a recipe for disaster. You could win your case by reading online and listening to friends but you are more likely to lose than win. You should not gamble like this with your future. Find a skilled immigration attorney who is well-versed in immigration law and regularly files and wins VAWA cases. The right attorney will know how to prepare and present evidence for your VAWA case. Even, when you initially do not believe that you can prove your case, speaking with the right attorney could change your perception.
4. Do Not Take Steps That May Hurt Your Case
The road to a VAWA victory is long. It could take 5 years from the time you file the first application to the time that you are holding your green card in your hand. You have to be a person of “good moral character” throughout this process. Committing crimes during this period could hurt your case. Also getting married while the I-360 is pending could be the end of your VAWA case.