To be eligible for a U visa, you must meet several criteria, including:
Being a victim of a qualifying crime.
Having suffered significant mental or physical abuse as a result of the crime.
Being helpful, or willing to be helpful, in the investigation or prosecution of the crime.
Having proper certification from a law enforcement agency.
Qualifying crimes include but are not limited to:
Fraud in foreign labor contracting
The process generally involves:
Filing a U visa petition (Form I-918) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Obtaining a law enforcement certification (Form I-918, Supplement B) to demonstrate your cooperation with law enforcement.
Gathering evidence and supporting documentation of the qualifying crime and your eligibility.
Waiting for USCIS to adjudicate your U visa petition.
If approved, applying for U visa status and work authorization.