The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA) of 2000 was enacted to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute serious crimes and trafficking in persons, while offering protections to victims of such crimes without the immediate risk of being removed from the country. A U-Visa is a temporary visa issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to victims of certain crimes, providing temporary legal status and eligibility to work in the United States for up to 4 years.
USCIS may find an applicant eligible for a U Visa if the applicant:
The following are qualifying criminal activities:
*Including any similar activity where the elements of the crime are substantially similar; or the attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit any of the above and other related crimes. Additionally, crimes that are “substantially similar” to those listed above may also qualify.
Please read the information below prior to submitting a U-Visa Certification request to the Berwyn Police Department:
If all of the above can be verified, then you or your client need to submit the following:
You must make an appointment with the administrative assistant in the Criminal Investigations Unit prior to bringing all the required documents. To make arrangements or if you have other questions call 708.795.2115.
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The Berwyn Police Department is an organization comprised of people with integrity, committed to providing total quality police service to the community in an honest, fair, professional and courteous manner.
Berwyn Police Department
6401 W. 31st Street
Berwyn, IL 60402
708-795-5600 – Non-Emergency
708-749-6564 – Crime Tip Hotline
708-795-5600 – Graffiti Hotline