Human Trafficking visa – How to apply

Every day, people around the world are subjected to various types of human trafficking. This includes being transported and forced into labor or sexual exploitation. The US has a visa specifically for victims of human trafficking, which can provide them with safety and assistance.

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, here’s what you need to know about applying for the US Human Trafficking visa.

The human trafficking visa:

The human trafficking visa, also known as the T nonimmigrant visa, is specifically for victims of human trafficking. This includes people who have been subjected to:

  • Sex trafficking

  • Forced labor

  • Involuntary servitude

  • Slavery

  • Debt bondage

  • To be eligible for the human trafficking visa, you must:

  • Be currently residing in the United States or be present in the United States when you apply for the visa

  • Be willing to assist in the investigation or prosecution of human trafficking cases

  • Have been a victim of human trafficking in the United States.

 

If you are under the age of 18, you may still be eligible for the human trafficking visa if you meet the above criteria.

Who isn’t eligible for the human trafficking visa?

You may not be eligible for the human trafficking visa if you:

  • Have been convicted of a crime in the United States

  • Are deemed by the US government to be a danger to the community

  • Are inadmissible to the United States for other reasons

 

Some reasons that immigrants are inadmissible to the United States include having a communicable disease, being a drug addict, or having been convicted of certain crimes.

What are the benefits of the human trafficking visa?

If you are granted a human trafficking visa, you will be allowed to live and work in the United States for up to four years. You may also be eligible to apply for a green card after three years.

Additionally, the human trafficking visa allows you to access certain benefits and services, such as:

  • Social service benefits, including housing assistance

  • Medical benefits, like mental health counselling

  • Legal benefits, like help with filing for a restraining order

These benefits can help you get back on your feet and start rebuilding your life after being a victim of human trafficking.

Applying for the human trafficking visa:

To apply for the human trafficking visa, you will need to submit a completed I-914 form. You will also need to provide evidence that you have been a victim of human trafficking, such as police reports or medical records.

Once your application is submitted, USCIS will review your case and determine whether you are eligible for the human trafficking visa. If your application is approved, you will be granted a T nonimmigrant status and will be allowed to live and work in the United States for up to four years.

After you have been granted a T nonimmigrant status, you may be eligible to apply for a green card. This will allow you to live and work in the United States permanently.

If you have any questions about the human trafficking visa or the application process, you should get in touch with an experienced immigration attorney who can advise you on your specific case.

 

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