A “U VISA” provides that immigrant victims of crime may be eligible to obtain a Visa, if the victim sustained considerable mental and/or physical abuse and actively assists law enforcement in prosecuting the perpetrator of the criminal act.
The U Visa candidate will need to obtain a “certificate of helpfulness” from the investigating law enforcement agency. This and other pertinent information is filed along with the I-918 form.
Undocumented workers, visitors and foreign students my apply and obtain derivative benefits for certain family members.
The organizations that can issue the certification letter to a victim are the local police department, the prosecutor and other federal and state agencies.
Call Yanez & Associates when you need an immigration attorney to assist you with the filing of your U Visa. We are Orange County immigration lawyers for Santa Ana, call to speak with an attorney.