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USCIS publishes revised forms consistent with the final rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 14, 2019

    On August 14, 2019, USCIS published several revised forms consistent with the final rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility, several of which contain public charge-related language and/or questions requiring the petitioner or applicant/beneficiary to report whether the applicant/beneficiary has received public benefits. In particular, the following forms have been revised:

    • Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
    • Form I-129CW, Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Worker
    • Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
    • Form I-485 Supplement A, Supplement A to Form I-485, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i)
    • Form I-485J, Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request for Job Portability Under INA Section 204(j)
    • Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
    • Form I-539A, Supplemental Information for Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
    • Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
    • Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA
    • Form I-864A, Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member
    • Form I-864EZ, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA
    • Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver

    In addition, USCIS created new forms, Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, Form I-945, Public Charge Bond, and Form I-356, Request for Cancellation of Public Charge Bond.

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    Form I-129CW (10/15/19 edition) Form I-485 (10/15/19 edition) Form I-485 Supp A (10/15/19 edition) Form I-485 Supp J (10/15/19 edition) Form I-601 (10/15/19 edition) Form I-912 (10/15/19 edition) Form I-539 (10/15/19 edition) Form I-864 (10/15/19 edition) Form I-129 (10/15/19 edition) Form I-539A (10/15/19 edition) Form I-864A (10/15/19 edition) Form I-864EZ (10/15/19 edition)
  2. Effective Date

    October 15, 2019
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  4. Biden Administration Action: Under Study

    August 23, 2021

    2021.08.23 Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility

    This Biden administration policy considers questions related to the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On August 23, 2021, USCIS issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of virtual public listening sessions to seek broad public feedback on the public charge ground of inadmissibility that will inform the development of a future regulatory proposal.

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Current Status

Not in effect
August 23, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

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