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).
U visa cases filed after December 6, 2021 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, December 6, 2021)
U Visa Certification Form Instructions (I-918 Sup B Instructions, December 6, 2021)
U Visa Application Form (I-918, December 6, 2021)
U Visa Petition for Qualifying Family Member (I-918 Supplement A, December 6, 2021)
U Visa Application & Qualifying Family Member Form Instructions (I-918 Instructions, December 6, 2021)
Resources for Certifiers
DHS: U and T Visa Certification Resource Guide (November 2015)
U Visa Immigration Relief for Victims of Certain Crimes: An Overview for Law Enforcement (February 2017)
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.
DHS Interactive Infographic Screening and Information Tool Identifying Immigrant Crime Victim Eligibility for Immigration Protections
USCIS Website on U Visas for Immigrant Crime Victims
USCIS Website on Violence Against Women Act Self-Petitions
Law Enforcement U Visa Certification Toolkit (February 2017)
U Visa Certification Toolkit for Judges, Magistrates, Commissioners and Other Judicial Officers
Adult Protective Services U Visa Certification Toolkit
More Training Materials on the U Visa
Law Enforcement and Prosecutors Training Manual
Judges and Courts Training Manual
Discussion Paper: U Visa Model Policy
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, December 2, 2021)
T Visa Application Form Instructions (I-914 Instructions, December 2, 2021)
T Visa Application for a Family Member (I-914 Supplement A, December 2, 2021)
T Visa Declaration (Certification) Form (I-914 Supplement B, December 2, 2021)
T Visa Declaration (Certification) Instructions (I-914 Supplement B, Instructions December 2, 2021)
USCIS Website in Human Trafficking