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Victim of Human Trafficking

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T Visa Details

If you are a victim of human trafficking and have helped or will help law enforcement investigate or prosecute the traffickers, you may qualify for a T visa.  In addition, you can generally also obtain U visas for your spouse and/or children.  If the trafficking victim is a child, his or her parents can also obtain U visa.

For Whom Is a T Visa Appropriate?

Victims of human trafficking.  Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers lure individuals with false promises of employment and a better life.

T Visa Requirements

T visa classification may be granted to an alien who:

  1. is or was a victim of trafficking;
  2. is in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or at a port of entry due to trafficking;
  3. complies with any reasonable request from a law enforcement agency for assistance in the investigation or prosecution of human trafficking;
  4. can demonstrate that he or she would suffer extreme hardship involving unusual and severe harm if you were removed from the United States
  5. is admissible to the United States or would be if eligible for an INA 212(d)(3) waiver.
USCIS Memo Relating to T VISA
October 04, 2016Policy Memorandum PM 602-0032.1Guidance for Extension of Status for T and U Nonimmigrants
May 13, 2016Matter of L-S-M-Matter of L-S-M- clarifies that the exception to the civil penalties for failure to comply with an order of voluntary departure, available for certain victims of domestic violence or related abuse

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