THE U VISA FOR VICTIMS

If you are a victim of a crime,  including domestic violence crimes, you may be eligible for a victim's visa. This visa is meant to help law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute cases of domestic violence, assault, sexual abuse, and other crimes. The visa is also meant to protect victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse due to the crime and are willing to help law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity.

 

To remain eligible for a victim's visa, the victim must fully cooperate with the police in all phases of investigation and prosecution of the offendor.

 

Note: relatives of the victim may also qualify for a visa.

 

 You may be eligible for a visa if:
• You are the victim of qualifying criminal activity.
• You have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse
• You have information about the criminal activity.
• You were helpful to law enforcement in the  investigation/prosecution of the crime.
• The crime occurred in the United States or violated U.S. laws
• You are admissible to the United States (a waiver is available to those who are inadmissible)

 

 

 

 

 

• Domestic Violence

• Felonious Assault (including being injured by a drunk driver)

• Rape

• Sexual Abuse/Assault

• Child Abuse, Incest

• Human Trafficking

• Obstruction of Justice

• Kidnapping

• Murder (if a close relative is murdered, you may qualify)

• Blackmail, Extortion

• False Imprisonment

• Any other crime similar to the above listed crimes

EXAMPLES OF QUALIFYING CRIMES

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