A year ago, my request for U-Visa Certification was approved by NYPD for the crime that occurred in 2016 and which I had been the victim. To be specific, we submitted the request for U certification at the end of December 2017 & in the mid April of 2018, I got the approval from NYPD to receive the certification. Due to high volume of my academic tasks at school, I could not submit the forms to the USCIS and only a month ago due to moving to a new house, unfortunately I have lost the certification. The question is can I retrieve the duplicate of the lost certification from NYPD or do I have to submit a new request for it? Does the certification have expiration date or deadline to file with USCIS? Is it too late to restore already approved certification since I requested it at the New York City Police Department headquarters at One Police Plaza in New York City. I would appreciate your genuine answer that might serve as the valuable information about understanding U-Visa process. Furthermore, I totally understand that your information does not constitute the attorney-client relationship or cannot serve as the legal advice. Still looking forward to hear from privileged legal scholars.
Unless so indicated on the form itself, it is not subject to expiration but you should move on your application as soon as possible.
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