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U Visas, Application Information (Part 2 of 2)

U non-immigrant status is designed to assist US investigators and prosecutors of certain criminal activity such as domestic violence, trafficking in persons and sexual exploitation while assisting the alien victims of these qualifying crimes.

To obtain a U Visa an applicant must show that: a. She has suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of a qualifying criminal activity, b. She possesses information about that criminal activity, c. She has been, is being, or is likely to be helpful to Federal, State, or local investigators or prosecutors, d. The criminal activity violated the laws of the United States or occurred in the United States or in U.S. territories (including Indian reservations).

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U Visas, Application Information (Part 1 of 2)

Any non-citizen of the United States – Green card holders, those with non-immigrant status, in or out of status, and undocumented persons may apply for a U Visa provided they are victims of qualifying criminal activity and meet other qualifying requirements. The applicant need not be present in the United States at the time he or she applies. But the non-citizen must have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of qualifying criminal activity.

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