U Nonimmigrant Visa

Available to Victims of Specified Crimes

The U Nonimmigrant Visa (U Visa) allows a witness or victim to apply for a temporary nonimmigrant visa and eventually apply for legal permanent residency. In order to be eligible for the U visa, one must have been a witness or victim of at least one of the following crimes:

  • Torture;
  • Trafficking;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Female genital mutilation;
  • Involuntary servitude;
  • False imprisonment;
  • Blackmail;
  • Manslaughter;
  • Murder;
  • Felonious assault;
  • Witness tampering;
  • Obstruction of justice; or
  • Perjury.

In Addition:

  1. The victim must have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse because of this crime,
  2. Be helpful in the investigation, and
  3. Receive a certification from the police, prosecutor or judge in the case certifying that the victim was helpful in the investigation.


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