USCIS publishes a guide for law enforcement and other certifying agencies that includes overview of U visa certification process; guidance for certifying agencies and officials; answers to frequently asked questions from judges, prosecutors, law enforcement agencies and other officials; DHS contact information for certifying agencies on U visa issues; and training resources. [ID #765]
Previously, this guide has addressed certifying procedures for both the T and U visa programs. This publication is focused solely on U visa certification practices. Unlike the 2016 guide, this guide emphasizes that certifying agencies have no obligation under federal law to complete and sign form I-918B and that agencies can withdraw at any time. It also references fraudulent claims and specifies that eligible victims must have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse.
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