T Visa Law and Legal Definition

A T Visa is a non immigrant visa that allows certain victims of human trafficking and immediate family members to remain and work temporarily in the U.S. if they are willing to help law enforcement officers in investigating and prosecuting the acts of trafficking. A T Visa is also known as T nonimmigrant status. This status was created in October 2000 by passing the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA). The VTVPA strengthens the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute human trafficking, and also offer protection to victims.

A T nonimmigrant visa is valid for four years and a visa holder may be eligible to apply for permanent residence after three years in a T nonimmigrant status.