The District Attorney’s Office encourages undocumented immigrants who are victims of crime to report the incident to law enforcement. We are only concerned about the details of the crime, not your immigration status.
A U-Visa status (also known as U nonimmigrant status) is designed to provide lawful status to noncitizen crime victims who have assisted, are assisting, or are willing to assist the authorities in investigating or prosecuting crimes that were committed against them. The main purpose of the U-Visa is to encourage undocumented crime victims to help law enforcement investigate and prosecute crimes without fear of being deported.
For more information about U-Visas and the forms you need to apply, please visit the Department of Homeland Security’s webpage or contact the Victim Services Unit. Victims can also visit a Victim Advocacy Agency for additional information and assistance.
If you are a qualifying victim, at the end of the criminal case, please send a completed U-Visa certification application to the Office’s U-Visa Desk for review to:
Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office
Attn: U-Visa Desk
70 W. Hedding Street, West Wing
San Jose, CA 95110