Victims of Crime Visas (T/U)
U and T visas are for victims of violent crimes committed in the United States. Some family members of crime victims may also be eligible for U and T visas. To obtain such a visa, an applicant must submit a petition to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If the petition is approved, the applicant will receive form I-797. The applicant then makes an appointment to come to the Embassy for the visa interview.
Visa Specific Information:
- U Visa: The U visa is intended for victims of violent crimes who assist with the investigation of the criminal activity or the prosecution of the accused. In some cases, immediate family members are also eligible. For more information about this visa class see the USCIS website.
- T Visa: The T visa is intended for victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons. In some cases, immediate family members are also eligible. For more information about this visa class see the USCIS website.
- Valid Passport.
- The DS-160 application form confirmation page.
- Original Receipt for Application Fee.
- Birth and/or marriage certificates proving the relationship between principal applicant and any derivative applicants. All documents must be original or in literal form (forma literal) from Honduras' national registry (Registro Nacional de Personas). If the document was issued in a country other than Honduras, it should be original or a certified copy.
- Proof of relationship between the derivative applicants and principal applicant (family photos, letters, joint legal documents, etc.).
The above items should not be considered an exhaustive list and presentation of these documents does not guarantee visa issuance. Applicants should be prepared to explain to the visa officer the circumstances that gave rise to the petition, and the relationship between applicants.
How to Apply:
Further Reading about T & U Visas:
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