This guide provides certifying officials, including law enforcement, with best practices for the U visa certification process, emphasizes that completing the Supplement B is consistent with a victim-centered approach, and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of certifying agencies in the U visa program.
Highlights of the guide include:
The U visa law enforcement certification process;
Best practices for certifying agencies;
U Visa Quick Reference Guide;
Outline of the U visa adjudication process;
Responses to frequently asked questions; and
Additional resources for certifying agencies and officials, including information for other DHS personnel on U visas.
Includes a requirement that copies of certifications signed by agencies be kept in a manner that complies with VAWA confidentiality statutes and information on how to report VAWA confidentiality violations.