USCIS Updates Many Forms to Implement Public Charge Rule

Stacks of Papers

Following the announcement that USCIS would begin implementation of the public charge rule on February 24, 2020, it has now released the new forms that will be required. In addition, it is introducing three entirely new forms that deal with specific requirements under the new rule.

According to USCIS, the new forms will be accepted so long as they are post-marked February 24, 2020 or before. That means that it should not be the date the forms are received or processed, giving applicants a few extra days. But applicants are encouraged to send any of the below forms which have already been prepared, if possible. Not only will the new rules apply to most cases, but also the new forms will be required even if the new rules don’t apply.

Finally, applicants in Illinois are not yet bound by the new rule, however that could change before the effective date. USCIS has established a special web page just to address questions regarding applicants living in Illinois. You can view that web site here:

The new forms include:

The revised forms include:

Review the full announcement here: