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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AA67 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Victims of Qualifying Criminal Activities; Eligibility Requirements for U Nonimmigrant Status and Adjustment of Status 

This proposed rule would clarify and update eligibility, procedural, and filing requirements for U nonimmigrant status (commonly known as the "U" visa) and adjustment of status for U nonimmigrants. U nonimmigrant status is for noncitizen victims of certain qualifying criminal activities who have been, are being, or are likely to be helpful in the investigation or prosecution of those crimes and eligible family members. There is a statutory limit of 10,000 U visas per year for principal petitioners. DHS published an interim final rule in 2007 (72 FR 53013) to establish the procedures to be followed in order to petition the U nonimmigrant status and published an interim final rule in 2008 (73 FR 75540) to establish the procedures for applying for adjustment of status as a U nonimmigrant. This rule would address relevant comments and stakeholder feedback received since publication of those interim final rules, as well as update the regulations for changes in legislation.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214    8 CFR 274a    8 CFR 103    8 CFR 299     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552    5 U.S.C. 552a    8 U.S.C. 1101    8 U.S.C. 1101 (note)    8 U.S.C. 1102    Pub. L. 113-4   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  09/17/2007  72 FR 53013   
Interim Final Rule Effective  10/17/2007    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  11/17/2007    
NPRM  11/00/2023 
Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1115-AG39
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Rena Cutlip-Mason
Chief, Division of Humanitarian Affairs, OP&S
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
5900 Capital Gateway Drive,
Camp Springs, MD 20746
Phone:240 721-3000