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Public Charge Rule Update: USCIS Publishes the Updated Forms

USCIS, on February 5, 2020, published the revised forms in furtherance to the Final Rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility, which is said to come into effect on February 24, 2020. As noted in our previous articles on Public Charge Rule, the new forms are not required to be filled out by the petitioners/aliens with a physical address in Illinois. USCIS will evaluate whether you are inadmissible by weighing all the positive and negative factors related to your age, health (such as your health insurance), family status, assets, resources and financial status (such as you credit card score and report), education and skills (such as evidence of language certifications or courses in English language in addition to other languages), prospective immigration status and period of stay. USCIS will also consider a Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 231A of the Act, as one of the factors in the totality of the circumstances, if you are required to submit the Form I-864 as part of your adjustment of status. Please find the links for the updated forms below:

  1. From I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-129-pc.pdf?download=1)
  2. Form I- 485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-485-pc.pdf?download=1)
  3. Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-539-pc.pdf?download=1)
  4. From I-944, Declaration of Self Sufficiency (https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-944-pc.pdf?download=1)
  5. Form I-945, Public Charge (https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-945-pc.pdf?download=1)

Please refer to our previous articles on Public Charge Rule, wherein; we have discussed the Public Charge Rule in detail. We will regularly update the blog as soon as any new information is available on the Public Charge Rule.

Previous Articles on the Public Charge Rule:

  1. http://www.ahluwalialaw.com/public-charge-rule-update-uscis-announces-implementation-of-the-public-charge-rule/ (Date of Publication: January 31, 2020)
  2. http://www.ahluwalialaw.com/public-charge-rule-update-january-28-2020/ (Date of Publication: January 28, 2020)
  3. http://www.ahluwalialaw.com/public-charge-rule-update-october-14-2019/ (Date of Publication: October 14, 2019)
  4. http://www.ahluwalialaw.com/public-charge-rule-update/ (Date of Publication: October 09, 2019)
  5. http://www.ahluwalialaw.com/uscis-publishes-final-rule-on-inadmissibility-on-public-charge-ground/(Date of Publication: September 13, 2019)
  6. http://www.ahluwalialaw.com/deportable-offenses/(Date of Publication: August 02, 2017)


This Article aims to provide new information concerning the Public Charge Rule. This Article, under no circumstances, acts as legal advice; therefore, for any further case-specific question, please contact your Attorney or the Ahluwalia Law Offices, P.C. (Team ALO).

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