I Want to Apply for a TVisa. What is the application process and the eligibility.

To apply for T nonimmigrant status, you must submit:

  • Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status, including a personal statement describing the trafficking you are or were subjected to;
  • Evidence to establish that you complied with any reasonable request for assistance from law enforcement, or that you qualify for an exception or exemption. You may submit Form I-914, Supplement B, Declaration of Law Enforcement Officer for Victim of Trafficking in Persons to demonstrate that you are a victim of trafficking and that you have complied with any reasonable request to assist law enforcement. However, you may also choose to submit other evidence instead of or in addition to the Form I-914, Supplement B, such as records of your communication with law enforcement, trial transcripts, court documents, police reports, news articles, affidavits, or other relevant credible evidence;
  • Evidence to show that you meet all other eligibility requirements;
  • Evidence to demonstrate that you are admissible, or Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant seeking a waiver of applicable inadmissibility grounds, if you are inadmissible.

You will receive a receipt notice from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) when your application is received. After USCIS has reviewed your evidence and decided whether you qualify for T visa status, they will send a “notice” that they have approved or denied your application. They will also give you a work authorization card if they grant you T visa status.

Eligibility for a TVisa

You may be eligible for T nonimmigrant status if you:

  • Are or were a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons as defined above
  • Are physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or at a port of entry due to trafficking;
  • Have complied with any reasonable request from a law enforcement agency for assistance in the investigation or prosecution of human trafficking (unless you were under the age of 18 at the time at least one of the acts of trafficking occurred or you are unable to cooperate due to physical or psychological trauma; if either case applies, you may not need to show that you complied with reasonable requests from law enforcement);
  • Demonstrate that you would suffer extreme hardship involving unusual and severe harm if you were removed from the United States; and
  • Are admissible to the United States (If you are not admissible, you may be eligible for a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility. You may apply for a waiver using a Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant).