U Visa Certifications

The City of Jackson strives to provide protection to all its residents, immigrant and non-immigrant alike. We work to provide a safe environment where victims feel comfortable reaching out to report criminal activity without fear of reprisal. To this end, we encourage the certification of U visa cases where victims have reported criminal activity and have cooperated or are willing to cooperate with the investigation and/or prosecution of the perpetrators.

To request a U visa certification from the appropriate agency, we ask that the following procedures be followed:

Jackson Police Department

The certifying official for the Jackson Police Department is Sergeant Roderick Holmes. Email a request for certification to rholmes@jacksonms.gov.

Include in your email the following information:

  • Case Number
  • Name of Victim
  • Aliases of Victim or alternative name spellings
  • A# of Victim (if applicable)
  • Optional: pre-filled I-918 Supplement B

Jackson City Attorney’s Office

The certifying official for the Jackson City Attorney’s Office is Attorney Tim Howard. Mail or drop-off a request for certification to: 455 E. Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201

Include in the request for certification the following documentation:

  • Letter explaining the criminal event, the persons involved, and the cooperation of the victim
  • Pre-filled I-918 Supplement B
  • All available documentation concerning the criminal activity
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of documents

Hinds County District Attorney’s Office

The certifying official for the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office is Attorney Jody Owens. Email a request for certification to jmcbride@co.hinds.ms.us

Include in your email the following information:

  • Case Number
  • Name of Victim
  • Aliases of Victim or alternative name spellings
  • Name of Accused (if known)=
  • A# of Victim (if applicable)
  • Optional: pre-filled I-918 Supplement B
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