Date AnnouncedOct. 2, 2020
USCIS is proposing changes to its regulations governing the affidavit of support requirements under INA section 213A. DHS proposes to clarify how a sponsor demonstrates the means to maintain income as required under section 213A(f)(6) of the Act, such as revising the documentation that sponsors and household members must submit to meet the requirements under section 213A(f) of the Act. USCIS proposes to modify when an applicant is required to submit an Affidavit from a joint sponsor, who may be a household member for purposes of executing a Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member, and who is considered as part of a sponsor’s household size. USCIS also proposes to update reporting and information sharing requirements between authorized parties and USCIS. This NPRM is signed by Chad Mizelle, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the General Counsel, on behalf of Acting Secretary Wolf.
This USCIS proposal also entails revisions to related Forms I-864, I-864EZ, I-864A, Form I-485 and supplements. The proposal would also create new Form G-1563, Request for a Certified Copy of Affidavit of Support, which may be used by a sponsored individual, a federal, state or local government agency, a sponsor, or a household member to request a copy of an Affidavit of Support or Contract, provided that the requestor can demonstrate that he or she is authorized to receive a certified copy.
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Subject Matter: Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: USCIS