Working With Law Enforcement

This library contains information about qualifying agencies authorized to sign the form I-918 Supplemental B and how to work with law enforcement agencies.

    Working With Law Enforcement

    Winning U Visas: Getting the Law Enforcement Certification (February 2008)

    Written by Gail Pendleton, this is the second in a series on how to win U visa cases, with an emphasis on the law's requirements as well as building a relationship with law enforcement.  2009 Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group. reprinted with permission; all rights reserved.

    DHS U Visa Certification Guide

    This guide contains FAQs about U visas, instructions on how to fill out the form, as well as other forms of relief for victims and survivors.

    ICWC U Visa Zoho Database: Instructions

    Specifically for those who are new to the Zoho, please watch this free, short webinar with information on joining and using the database.

    ICWC U Visa Zoho Database: U Visa Certifying Officers, National List of I-918B Designated Signers

    Please find information about how to use and join the ICWC U Visa Zoho Database on ICWC website.

    Training Law Enforcement Agencies on U Visa Certification

    This webinar recorded by the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) and co-sponsored by ASISTA features Co-Directors Gail Pendleton and Sonia Parras discussing best practices and creative ways to reach out to, train, and work with law enforcement agencies on U visa certifications.

    Law Enforcement Certification Study: The Political Geography of the U visa: Eligibility as a Matter of Locale (June 2014) 

    In June 2014, University of North Caroline School of Law worked with ASISTA on the publication of a policy brief, entitled Visa Denied: The Political Geography of the U Visa: Eligibility as a Matter of Locale, to examine nationwide law enforcement certification practices for U visas. The policy brief contained the results of a survey of advocates which illustrated best practices and common problems with obtaining U visa certifications. The brief also suggests legal and policy recommendations and strategies for advocates to challenge inconsistent certification practices.

    DOL Policy (March 15, 2010) 

    Department of Labor Policy regarding U visa certifications.

    Qualifying Agencies

    DOL Policy (March 15, 2010) 

    Department of Labor Policy regarding U visa certifications.

    Winning U Visas: Getting the Law Enforcement Certification (February 2008)

    Written by Gail Pendleton, this is the second in a series on how to win U visa cases, with an emphasis on the law's requirements as well as building a relationship with law enforcement.  2009 Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group. reprinted with permission; all rights reserved.

    CIS U Visa Certification Fact Sheet (September 5, 2007)

    Fact sheet created by USCIS on certifying U nonimmigrant status for law enforcement (Form I-918, Supplemental B). 

    Corrections and Clarification to Police Reports 

    This form is an opportunity for applicants to correct and/or clarify a police report. This form would be especially important for cases where a language barrier created misunderstanding or false assumptions.