The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides this guidance to federal, state, local, tribal and territorial law enforcement officers. This public guidance primarily concerns law enforcement certifications for U nonimmigrant status, also known as U visas. The U visa is an immigration benefit that can be sought by victims of certain crimes who are currently assisting or have previously assisted law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of a crime, or who are likely to be helpful in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. The law enforcement certification USCIS Form I-918, Supplement B, U Nonimmigrant Status Certification (Form I-918B) is a required element for U visa eligibility.
This Guide provides law enforcement officials information about U visa requirements, the law enforcement certification process, and answers to frequently asked questions from law enforcement agencies to support investigations and prosecutions involving qualified immigrant victims of crime.
- Read the DHS U Visa Law Enforcement Certification Resource Guide (PDF, 20 pages - 475 KB