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U and T visa

The U Visa is for immigrant victims of serious crimes, and the T Visa is for victims of severe human trafficking

In order to apply for a U visa, you must meet the following criteria and provide substantial evidence with your petition:

  1. You must have been a victim of a "qualifying criminal activity," and this crime must have occurred in the United States or violated U.S. law.
  2. In the course of this criminal activity, you must have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse.
  3. You have useful information about this criminal activity
  4. You have been or will be "helpful" to law enforcement in order to bring the perpetrator of this crime to justice.
  5. You are admissible to the United States.
  6. Your petition must be certified by a law enforcement official who will attest that you were a victim of a qualifying crime and you are likely to be helpful to an investigation or prosecution of the crime.

In order to qualify for a T visa, you must be present in the U.S. as a result of human trafficking. You must have traveled to the United States because you were recruited, forced, abducted, or deceived by the perpetrator of human trafficking and would not have been present in the U.S. if it were not for the actions of that person.It is not necessary to demonstrate you "knew" that you were being trafficked. Most times applicants for T visas must not refuse a reasonable request to cooperate with law enforcement officials unless they are minors (under the age of 18) or unable due to trauma.

T visa applicants do not need to provide documentation of physical or mental abuse although it does help in strengthening the case. However, T visa applicants do need to show that their removal from the U.S. would cause "extreme hardship." Some ways to show this would be to provide evidence of the following:

Please contact us at Bhagat Law Firmfor any inquiries regarding your U or T visa case.

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