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USCIS has Stopped Applying the Public Charge Final Rule and the Form I-944 has been Discontinued

USCIS announced last week that it will no longer apply the Public Charge Final Rule. The Public Charge Final Rule was published in October 2019 and required all Permanent Residence applicant’s to list and document all assets and debts on the Form I-944. Effective March 9, I-485 applicants no longer need to submit Form I-944.

USCIS will not review any I-944 forms already submitted, and applicants can disregard any aspect of a Request for Evidence of Notice of Intent to Deny that requests information related to the Public Charge Final Rule.

The Public Charge Final Rule had also required nonimmigrant visa applicants to answer questions about the receipt of public benefits on applications for extension of stay or change of status. Nonimmigrant visa applicants now no longer need to answer these questions relating to the receipt of public benefits.

USCIS will revert to the prior guidance outlined in the 1999 Interim Field Guidance in place to adoption of the Public Charge Final Rule.

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