Updated Advisory: Blank Spaces on Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status

ASISTA has updated its practice advisory regarding U visa application rejections due to blank spaces on the Form I-918 and I-918A. This updated advisory has filing practice pointers, as well as suggestions for re-filing rejected forms. 

As this is an emerging issue, please keep ASISTA informed of any new trends not addressed in this advisory. In addition, we ask your help with story collection for our advocacy purposes. 

  • Option 1-General Story Collection:  Please send ASISTA your case example by filling out this form.  This form does not require client identifiers.
  • Option 2-Liaison Assistance: If your client would like for ASISTA to send your case example to USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy, DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the CIS Ombudsman, please fill out the form below and email it to cecelia@asistahelp.org.  Please submit: 
    • A filled out ASISTA Case Liaison Form (accessible here
    • An unredacted copy of the front page of the rejection notice, and the front page of the I-918 form with the receipt date stamp.

Please contact questions@asistahelp.org with any questions or concerns about this practice update.