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USCIS releases new Form I-864P (Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support)

  1. Date Announced

    March 1, 2017

    USCIS releases 2017 Poverty Guidelines. The guidelines stipulate the minimum income requirements for use in completing Form I-864, Affidavit of Support. Although HHS published its annual update of the federal poverty guidelines on January 31, 2017, those guidelines were effective only for fee waiver purposes. This new release from USCIS is effective for Affidavits of Support beginning March 1, 2017, until new guidelines are relased for 2018. [ID #644]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    March 1, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    March 1, 2020

    USCIS publishes HHS' 2020 poverty guidelines for use in connection with affidavits of support.

    USCIS website: I-864P, 2020 HHS Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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