To qualify for Form I-914, specific criteria must be met by victims of certain crimes who seek temporary nonimmigrant status in the United States.
The applicant must be a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons. This encompasses sex trafficking, in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act is under 18 years of age, and labor trafficking, which involves the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
Applicants for Form I-914 must demonstrate they have been victims of qualifying crimes and are willing to assist in the investigation or prosecution of those crimes. They should provide evidence proving their status as victims. Additionally, if an applicant filed Form I-914 as a minor, they can apply for certain family members until their application is adjudicated.
Admissibility to the United States
Candidates for T Nonimmigrant Status must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or at a port of entry due to trafficking. They must also meet the requirements set by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for admissibility to the United States or be able to obtain a waiver for inadmissible grounds.