Application Procedure for a U Visa

In order to apply for U nonimmigrant status, a qualifying alien needs to submit the following documents:

  1. Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status

    1. You can download Form I-918 here.

    2. You can download the Instructions to Form I-918 here.

  2. Form I-918, Supplement B, U Nonimmigrant Status Certification

    1. This form is to be filled by law enforcement officials in order to confirm that the alien was or will likely be helpful in criminal investigations or prosecutions

  3. A personal statement describing the criminal activity of which you were a victim

  4. Evidence establishing each eligibility requirement

In order to petition for derivative U status for a qualifying family member, an alien must also file a Form I-918, Supplement A, Petition for Immediate Family Member of U-1 Recipient.  You may download Form I-918, Supplement A here.  Form I-918, Supplement A should be submitted at the same time as the principal’s application.

There is no filing fee for those petitioning for U nonimmigrant status.  Documents must be submitted to the Vermont Service Center by sending them to the following address:

USCIS-Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

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