Crime Victim Visa

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In order to be eligible for a U-Visa, you must have been a victim of one of these crimes in the United States. You must also have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of the crime of which you were a victim. If you witnessed the crime and were somehow impacted by it, you may be eligible as well. You must be willing to cooperate with law enforcement to bring the perpetrator to justice.

Qualifying crimes for U-Visa

Abduction

Hostage

Sexual Assault

Abusive Sexual Conatct 

Incest

Sexual Exploitation

Extortion

Manslaughter

Torture

False Imprisonment

Obstruction of Justice

Trafficking

*This also includes any similar activity where the elements
of the crime are substantially similar.,
**This also includes attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit
any of the above and other related crimes.

Blackmail

Involuntary Servitude

Slave Trade

Domestic Violence

Kidnapping

Stalking

Female Genital Mutilation

Peonage

Witness Tampering

Felonious Assault

Perjury

Unlawful Criminal Restraint

Fraud in Foreign Labor Contracting

Rape

You can also apply for a U-Visa from outside the United States, but be sure to consult with an experienced immigration attorney to make sure you are eligible and to assist you in preparing your application. The U-Visa can also be the pathway to a green card.