Form I-918, Petition for U Non-immigrant Status

Form I-918

Form I-918 is used to request temporary immigration benefits for victims of certain crimes. Form I-918 may also be used to include certain qualifying family members that were not part of the original Form I-918 and can be filed at a later date.

The principal Form I-918 petitioner must demonstrate that he or she has been a victim of certain crimes that are listed in Form I-918. These crimes must be in violation of Federal, State or Local laws and include some of the crimes listed below:

1. Rape
2. Torture
3. Trafficking
4. Incest
5. Domestic Violence
6. Sexual Assault
7. Abusive sexual contact
8. Prostitution
9. Sexual Exploitation
10. Female genital mutilation

The Form I-918 applicant must state that he or she has suffered substantial physical abuse or mental abuse as a result of the crime. The Form I-918 applicant must also state that he or she has information concerning the criminal activity to which he or she was a victim and that the criminal activity occurred in the United states or the territories of the United States. Form I-918 Supplement B, U Non-immigrant Status Certification, must be completed by the official agency conducting the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity of which the applicant is a victim. The Form I-918 Supplement B, must be file concurrently with Form I-918.