The U-visa is a non-immigrant visa for victims of certain crimes in the United States. The victim must have cooperated with law enforcement and authorities in the investigation and prosecution of the crime.
- The crime occurred in the United States or violated U.S. laws.
- You are admissible to the United States.
- 10,000 U-visas awarded every fiscal year for principal applicants
- Victim of qualifying criminal activity
- You have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of criminal activity.
- You have information about the criminal activity.
- You were helpful, are helpful, or are likely to be helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crime.