On August 30, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has approved the congressionally mandated annual limit of 10,000 U visa petitions for fiscal year 2017 [PDF version]. While the USCIS cannot grant any more U visa petitions in September, the final month of fiscal year 2017, it stated that it will continue reviewing pending petitions for eligibility when more U visas become available starting on October 1, 2017 (the first month of fiscal year 2018). The USCIS cautioned that both U visa petitioners and family members must continue to meet the eligibility requirements in order to ultimately be granted U visas.
We have a wide selection of articles and materials on U nonimmigrant status on our website. Please see our selection of articles on U visas [see category] to learn more about the issues. Furthermore, please see our “Victims of Violence” section for other immigration benefits that may be available to certain crime victims [see category].