USCIS Reaches Cap for U Visas

On December 11, 2013, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they had reached the statutory cap for U Visas for fiscal year 2014 which began October 1, 2013 and ends September 30, 2014.

The cap is currently set at 10,000 visas per year for the U Visa category for immigrants who are victims of certain types of crimes. The cap for fiscal year 2014 was reached in less than three months. Those who have applied for a U Visa and appear eligible, will be placed on a waiting list for when USCIS begins issuing U Visas in the next fiscal year starting October 1, 2014.

The visa cap for fiscal year 2103 was reached by September 7, 2013, just shy of the full fiscal year.