U Visas

Minnesota U Visa Immigration Lawyers

Temporary immigration benefits are available to certain victims of crimes.  The “U” classification was created by Congress in the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act and offers not only protection and temporary benefits to alien victims.

Who is eligible for the U Visa?

The U visa is currently available to those who meet the following requirements:

  1. Aliens who can show substantial suffering as the result of physical or mental abuse as a result of being the victim of certain criminal activity.
  2. Aliens who possess information about that criminal activity.
  3. Aliens who have been or will be helpful to Federal, State, or local authorities.
  4. The criminal activity described violated the laws of the United States and occurred in the United States.

If you have been the victim of a crime, contact our immigration attorneys directly at (612) 338-5007 for a free consultation to learn how we can help you obtain a U visa.