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The Department is committed to serving all communities in the City, especially those vulnerable to victimization, and we recognize the value of completing U visa certifications and in supporting immigrant victims of crime who are helpful in an investigation or criminal prosecution. The City of Phoenix provides the U visa certification process to community members at no cost.

Visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website for information on the U nonimmigrant status (U visa), to include:

Request for U Visa Certification

A victim may submit a request to the Department (certifying agency) to complete a USCIS Form I-918B/A by submitting a letter to the Department as outlined below.​

  • ​The qualifying criminal activity occurred in the City of Phoenix.
  • Six months have passed since the qualifying criminal activity has occurred.
  • The letter must be typed or clearly printed and must:
    • Provide the victim's full name (including any middles names and other names, such as maiden names or nicknames), date of birth, gender, phone number, and address.
    • Describe the qualifying criminal activity including the date/s and location/s of the occurrence/s.
    • Provide the police report number.
    • Designate a return mailing or email address directing where and to whom the Department may send written correspondence related to the request.
  • Send the letter by one of the following methods:
    • Email to:             
    • Mail to:               
      • Phoenix Police Department
        Community Engagement Bureau (U-visa)
        620 West Washington Street
        Phoenix, AZ 85003

Once the Department returns the completed and signed Form I-918B to the victim/representative, the victim/representative must submit the form to USCIS within six months of completion by the Department. 

Contact Us

Telephone: 602-534-272​8
Email: Uvisa@phoenix.gov​ ​