Virginia U Visa Certification State Bill No. 1468 [pdf]

Virginia bill SB 1468 was signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam on March 31, 2021, and effective beginning July 1, 2021. This bill provides immigrant crime victims with clarity regarding the process for requesting a U visa certification form from local and Virginia state law enforcement agencies. It provides time restraints on law enforcement responses to certification requests and provides certification seekers with a remedy in state court for a wrongfully denied request.