T-1 Visa Law and Legal Definition

T-1 visa is a visa that may be issued to victims of severe forms of human trafficking, sex trade, or forced labor, who are present in the U.S. by way of such trafficking. This visa provides a trafficking victim with the legal means to prevent removal or deportation from the U.S. Such visas are ordinarily issued for three year term.

For a person to be eligible for a T-1 visa:

The person must be the victim of severe trafficking in persons.

The person must be physically present in the U.S.

If the applicant is below the age of 18, the Attorney General and the Secretary of State must agree the person complied with a reasonable request by law enforcement authorities to assist in the investigation or prosecution of such trafficking or in the investigation of crimes.

The person would suffer extreme hardship involving unusual and severe harm if the person was sent back to his home country.