While the U visa is a temporary visa for victims of crimes involving serious mental or physical abuse who are willing to assist law enforcement in prosecuting those crimes, the S visa is for any foreign national who may have information about criminal or terrorist activity, or whose presence in the U.S. is necessary for successful prosecution.
Those who are eligible for S visas are not necessarily victims of any crime.
The immediate family members of S visa holders may also be eligible for visas.
The T visa is a temporary visa specifically for victims of human trafficking that are willing to assist law enforcement in prosecuting those crimes.
The immediate family members of T visa holders may also be eligible for visas, even if they are not currently in the United States.
In both the S and T visas, the law enforcement agency in question must certify that the applicant is cooperating with the effort to prosecute these crimes.
If you have been a victim of a crime or are willing to assist law enforcement officials in the prosecution of a crime, contact the offices of Eaton and Associates for a free consultation. Our attorneys are experienced at helping people just like you to live and work in the US legally.
We will represent you in petitioning for an S, T, or U visa, ensuring that your case is established and presented in the best possible way. Contact us through our website, call us or come into one of our three offices in California and Oregon today.