Human trafficking is the trade in humans. Trafficking in persons is a severe violation of human rights. Almost every country in the world is affected by this problem, that’s why the T non-immigrant status, also known as T visa was created to provide immigration protection to victims of severe form of trafficking in persons. The major benefits of this status is that the victim receives a legal non-immigrant status in the United States for a period of four years and immediate family members may obtain non-immigrant status as T Visa derivatives. After three years the holder of the T Visa may apply for the permanent residence.
The severe forms of trafficking in persons are:
- Sex trafficking, in which a commercial sex act is inducted by: force, fraud or coercion;
- The recruitment , harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor, through the use of: force, fraud or coercion.
Persons can be eligible for the T-Visa if they were a victim of trafficking defined by law and are physically present in the United States due to the trafficking. One should also demonstrate that they would suffer extreme hardship, unusual and severe harm if removed from the United States. Assisting in the investigation or prosecution of the human trafficking is also an important requirement to obtain T-Visa.
If you want to apply for a T-Visa you should fill the Form I-914, bring three passport size photographs, a personal statement explaining how you were a victim of trafficking and evidences to show that you meet the eligibility requirements. As a T-Visa applicant you may also apply for a certain family members. The process of obtaining this type of visa can be very complicated so it is advisable to work with a qualified immigration lawyer. On Legal Bistro you will find many lawyers who will review your case and be interested to work with you on a contingent fee basis. The service is 100% free for consumers and you remain anonymous throughout the entire process of finding the right lawyer. So what have you got to lose? Come and visit our site at http://www.legalbistro.com.