I-944 Public Charge Rule is Officially Ended

Effective immediately the I-944 is no longer required.

On March 10, USCIS posted an update to the Public Charge Rule. It sated that As of March 9, 2021, “applicants for for adjustment of status should not provide the Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, or any evidence or documentation required on that form with their Form I-485.” The USCIS statement went on to specify that they “will not consider any information that relates solely to the Public Charge Final Rule, including, for example, information provided on the Form I-944, evidence or documentation submitted with Form I-944.”

Also of note, USCIS stated that if you received a Request For Evidence (RFE) or a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) based on the I-944 or requesting information related tot he Public Charge rule, and your response is due on or after March 9, 2021, there is no need to respond. While there is no need to respond we recommend that any RFE or NOID be responded to including a copy of the USCIS statement as evidence that there is no requirement to provide the evidence requested. The USCIS announcement related to welcomed end of Trump’s Public Charge rule can be read here.

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