What is the process to get a T-Visa? What happens at each step in a potential case?
The first step is to report the trafficking incident to local law enforcement who will then decide whether to investigate.
Next, the Applicant needs to gather as much evidence as possible regarding the trafficking situation. Such evidence includes medical records and assessments, witness affidavits, and LEA and court documents. Ideally, a potential T visa applicant will first consult with an immigration attorney who is experienced in T visa cases. The attorney will facilitate the reporting and application process and will refer the Applicant to services that will assist in recovery.