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INS Fact Sheet

24 January 2002

 

T Nonimmigrant Application Process

  • The Form I-914 serves as a self-petition application.  The purpose of the Form I-914 is to provide temporary immigration benefits to aliens who are victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons, and their immediate family members, as appropriate.  Victims of severe forms of trafficking may apply for a T visa by submitting a complete application package to the Vermont Service Center at USINS, Vermont Service Center, 75 Lower Weldon Street, St. Albans, VT 05479-0001.

  • A complete application package includes a proper application fee, proper fingerprint fee (if applicable), complete signature, evidence that supports your claim of trafficking (as detailed in the instructions on the Form I-914), three photographs of the applicant, and ensuring that every question on the application is completed.

  • The fee for the application is a base fee of $200, plus: $50 for each immediate family member filed concurrently on the same application, to a maximum amount payable per application of $400; and a $25 fingerprint charge for each applicant between the ages of 14 and 79 (inclusive).  The fingerprint charge will increase to $50 as of February 19, 2002.  A fee waiver request can be made for the Form I-914 and I-914 Supplement A only.

  • If the principal applicant is applying for one or more family members, a Form I-914 Supplement A must be included for each family member.  If the family member is in the United States, the I-914 Supplement A must be signed by the respective family member.  Each family member requesting employment authorization must include a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, as per the instructions on that application.  The family member must be in the United States to request employment authorization.

  • All applicants (this includes both principals and their family members) between the ages of 14 and 79 (inclusive) must be fingerprinted at an Application Support Center (ASC) to facilitate a background check.  The applicant will be notified of the proper time and location to appear for fingerprint processing.

  • Applicants can acquire the Form I-914, I-914 Supplement A, and the law enforcement agency endorsement (Supplement B) from the INS website at http://www.ins.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/i-914.htm or by contacting the INS Eastern Forms Center Forms Request Line at 1-800-870-3676.


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