What are the Benefits of Obtaining a U Visa?
The U Visa offers a pathway for non-citizen crime victims who fulfill specific criteria to remain in the United States. By securing a U Visa, eligible individuals can access several benefits, including:
What are the Requirements for a U Visa?
The U visa allows an undocumented individual to remain in the U.S. if they have been a victim of a crime. However, several requirements must be met, such as:
What are the Qualifying Crimes for a U Visa?
According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you may be eligible to apply for a U visa if you have experienced certain crimes, such as:
Abusive sexual contact
Being held hostage
Female genital mutilation
Fraud in foreign labor contracting
Obstruction of justice
Please note that this is not a complete list of all crimes that qualify for a U visa. Other similar activities or attempts, conspiracies, or solicitations to commit these crimes might also be considered qualifying criminal activities.
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To be eligible for a U visa, you must not only be a victim of a crime but also have experienced physical and/or mental harm. Additionally, you must cooperate with law enforcement in various ways, such as calling 911 or providing information about the incident and the perpetrator to the US police department.