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Listening Session on U Visas, June 4, 2014

May 27, 2014 (1 min read)

"Teleconference Invitation 

Listening Session on U Visas
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder listening session on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the law enforcement certification process for U nonimmigrant status (U visa) and changes being considered that would broaden the definition of a “certifying official.”

USCIS is seeking feedback on a possible modification to the U visa regulations, which would give police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and other certifying agency heads the ability to designate other individuals as certifiers. Examples of such individuals would include: supervisors, subject matter experts, or other officials that the head of the agency deems to have significant training and experience on cases involving violence against women and special victims, and building
relationships with the immigrant and limited English proficiency community.

During the session, USCIS officials will listen to your feedback and input on how these changes may affect the law enforcement certification process for U visa petitions.

To register for this session, please follow the steps below:

 Visit our registration page to confirm your participation
 Enter your email address and select “Submit”
 Select “Subscriber Preferences”
 Select the “Event Registration” tab
 Be sure to provide your full name and organization
 Complete the questions and select “Submit”

Once your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, or if you have not received a confirmation email within two business days, please email us at

We look forward to engaging with you!" - USCIS