You may be eligible for a U Visa if ALL of the following apply to you:
- You were the victim of a serious crime in the United States
- You suffered substantial physical or mental abuse because of the crime
- You have information about the crime
- You helped with the investigation or prosecution of the crime
A U Visa gives you a work permit that is good for four years. After three years with a U Visa, you may be eligible to become a Permanent Resident ("green card" holder).