March 12, 2018

One requirement of the U Visa is that you must have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse because you were a victim of a qualifying criminal activity. You should note that the abuse you suffered does not have to be physical, but can also be mental and emotional.

According to 8 CFR § 214.14 (b)(1), USCIS will consider the following factors in determining whether the abuse was substantial:

  • The nature of the injury inflicted or suffered;

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March 6, 2018

The U Visa is a visa for victims of crimes. Law enforcement, prosecutors, judges or government officials can certify a U Visa based on past, present, or future likelihood of the victim being “helpful” in the examination of the criminal activity that the victim witnessed.

March 5, 2018

One of the requirements of a U visa is that the victim must submit a U visa certification that was completed and signed by an appropriate law enforcement officer or authorized public official. The victim has to submit Form I-918 Supplement B, U Nonimmigrant Status Certification.

July 24, 2017

For a victim to qualify for the U Visa Status, the immigrant must have been the victim of a qualifying criminal activity. The regulations define the U Visa status victim as “an alien who is directly and proximately harmed by the qualifying criminal activity.”

July 24, 2017

The U visa is a nonimmigrant option available to non-citizens that have been victims of serious crimes. The policy of this visa is to help law enforcement agencies investigate and prosecute criminals and protect victims of such crimes.

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