The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services released updated U visa application and certification forms. The new forms include the criminal activities added by the Violence Against Women Act 2013 – stalking and fraud in foreign labor contracting. The certification form will also be more certifier friendly for a broader range of U visa certifiers including judges, magistrates, commissioners, police, sheriffs, prosecutors, and state and federal government agencies (e.g., EEOC, Labor, Adult and Child protective services).
Note: In a Law Enforcement Roundtable convened by NIWAP yesterday (March 23, 2017) USCIS announced that there will be a Grace period through October 1, 2017 after which the old U visa certification form will no longer be accepted.
U visa cases filed after May 17, 2017 will be required to used the new U visa certification form.
Click below for copies of the U visa forms, form instructions and the latest publications by DHS on the U visa.
U Visa Certification Form (I-918 Supplement B, February 7, 2017)
U Visa Certification Form Instructions (I-918 Sup B Instructions, February 7, 2017)
U Visa Application Form (I-918, February 7, 2017)
U Visa Application Form Instructions (I-918 Instructions, February 7, 2017)
U Visa Petition for Qualifying Family Member (I-918 Supplement A, February 7, 2017)
Resources for Certifiers
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security published in February 2017 a new tool that provides an overview for law enforcement and other government agencies (including judges) authorized by the U Visa statutes, regulations and policies to sign U visa certifications. The overview describes the role of a certifier, what constitutes U Visa criminal activity, which government agencies are eligible to certify, who can sign a certification, when a certification may be signed, tips for completing the certification, and includes phone numbers, websites and resources available to assist certifiers from DHS and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
T Visa Application and T Visa Declaration (Certification) for Victims of Human Trafficking
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issued new editions of the T Visa application and the T Visa declaration/certification from that law enforcement, prosecutors and judges can sign in support of an immigrant victims of human trafficking’s T Visa application.
T Visa Application Form (I-914, January 18, 2017)
T Visa Application Form Instructions (I-914 Instructions, January 18, 2017)
T Visa Application for a Family Member (I-914 Supplement A, January 18, 2017)
T Visa Declaration (Certification) Form (I-914 Supplement B, January 18, 2017)
T Visa Declaration (Certification) Instructions (I-914 Supplement B, Instructions January 18, 2017)