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U Visas

A "U Visa" allows victims of qualifying crimes to adjust status. The purpose of this visa is both to assist law enforcement and to protect victims of qualifying criminal activity who suffered substantial mental or physical abuse. A "U Visa" applicant must show they were helpful, are helpful, or likely to be helpful to law enforcement.

Texas State University understands that not everyone is ready to report a crime, so its important to know who you can talk to. Communications with the Attorney for Students Office, including all attorneys, staff, and student workers, are subject to attorney-client privilege and confidential. Additionally, services provided by the Texas State Counseling Center are confidential as well. For more information about the privacy of your information, you may contact the Counseling Center directly or read the Counseling Center's confidentiality policy. All other faculty and administrators are bound by a duty to report crimes. 

The Attorney for Students Office understands that this is a sensitive topic, but we encourage you to schedule an appointment to speak with an experienced immigration attorney in our office so we can advice, advocate for, and counsel you. 

The Attorney for Students Office is comprised of three attorneys with more than 35 years of combined legal experience. Additionally, the Attorney for Students Office has over ten years of immigration experience, so Bobcats can rest assured that their case is in good hands.

Our office--including attorneys and all of our office staff--is bound by the duty of confidentiality and attorney-client privilege. Any communication you make with our office, including phone calls, emails, or in-person and virtual meetings, are protected and privileged. Information about your status or other personal information is safe here. 

To make an appointment with an immigration lawyer, give us a call at (512) 245-2370. Be sure to have your student ID # (ex: A01234567) available to schedule an appointment.