Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

U Visas and T Visas

ATTENTION:  The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office assists crime victims with U Visas and T Visas of qualifying crimes (as defined by USCIS guidelines) upon the disposition of the case. Contact us at to request certification.

*If an arrest has not been made, please contact the following resources for assistance*:

(404) 638-1800

(770) 413-5557

(678) 222-3920

(404) 299-2185

For additional detailed information about applying for U Visas for victims of crime (i.e. list of qualifying crimes, eligibility, etc.) and the forms you need to apply, please visit the USCIS website (Victims of Criminal Activity: U Nonimmigrant Status)

For additional detailed information about applying for T Visas for victims of human trafficking and the forms you need to apply, please visit the USCIS website (Victims of Human Trafficking: T Nonimmigrant Status)



Crime victims, the certifying agency, and the USCIS each have different roles and responsibilities related to U Visas and T Visas. 


  • Provide information to the certifying agency to assist with the detection, investigation, or prosecution of qualifying crime(s) or the conviction or sentencing of the perpetrator. 
  • Is available to be helpful in the detection, investigation, and/or prosecution of qualifying crime(s), when reasonably requested and there is an ongoing need. 
  • Submits the Petition for U Visa (Form I-918) with the required Form I-918 Supplement B, U Visa Certification (Form I-918B) through their immigration Attorney to USCIS.


  • Detects, investigates, and/or prosecutes allegations of qualifying crimes, including the conviction, or sentencing of the perpetrator.
  • Determines, within the certifying agency’s discretion, whether to complete and sign Form I-918B, in accordance with the agency’s procedures and designated signing authority.
  • Confirms to USCIS that the victim is complying with reasonable requests for assistance.


  • Determines eligibility for U Visas.
  • Communicates, as needed, with law enforcement to confirm information provided on Form I-918B, and any other evidence submitted with a U Visa petition.
  • Provides U nonimmigrant status to eligible victims.

Please reference the USCIS – U Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide, Page 6.