Past Seminars
Aile İçi Şiddet Kanunu (VAWA) Çerçevesinde Green Card Başvurusu – 4 Kasım 2021, Perşembe, 08:00 PM PST

Green Card Application via VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) - November 4, 2021, Thursday, 08:00 PM PST

Aycan Iskent Ekener is an Istanbul Bar and California Bar licensed attorney, located in Irvine, California. She is serving as a legal expert on broad range of U.S. immigration issues.

Her immigration practice areas include immigration-related corporate policy formulation, especially for entrepreneurs and start-ups; permanent residence and citizenship; visas for executives, managers, scientists, scholars, investors, professionals, students and visitors; PERM labor certifications; employment-based immigrant visa petitions; global visas and consular practice; and asylum. She has successfully assisted many businesses and entrepreneurs, investors, and technology professionals on best practices and strategies to secure employment-based immigration benefits, while maintaining compliance with immigration legal requirements.


The VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) allows people who have been abused by a family member to ‘self-petition’ for their own lawful permanent residency application under an adjustment of status (AOS), called a VAWA self-petitioner. Although the act name refers to women, it applies to abused males and females.

VAWA self-petitioners are the spouse or child of a U.S. citizen (USC) or Legal Permanent Resident. You can also qualify at the parent of a USC. To qualify under VAWA, you do not have to be currently married to your abuser and you may qualify even if your spouse has recently lost his or her residency status as long as you meet other eligibility requirements.

In our seminar, we will discuss the requirement of this application, and the definition of “abuse”, and process of the application. Not only physical abuse, but also emotional abuse can make you eligibly for VAWA. At the end of the seminar, there will a Q&A section.

You can watch this seminar on our YouTube channel from linkinden izleyebilirsiniz.