The U Visa allows helping your family to immigrate. Meaning, your spouse, children, parents, or siblings that you might have can qualify for U visa derivates. In other words, you can sponsor your family for immigration, and at the moment you apply for your U Visa, you can include these relatives in your application, as well, by filling out Form I-918 Supplement A.
If acceptable, they will receive U-Visa derivative status and all the same benefits as you, the principal applicant. The ages of the relatives and your relationship to them will determine whether or not they are eligible.
If you, as the principal, are:
- Under 21 years of age- You may petition on behalf of your spouse, children, parents and unmarried siblings under age 18;
- 21 years of age or older- You may petition on behalf of your spouse and children.