New Immigration Forms Versions Required Beginning April 19th

CNW Legal Analyst, Attorney Caroly Pedersen

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President Joe Biden recently terminated former US President, Donald Trump’s Public Charge policy, which had required residency applicants to submit form I-944 when filing form I-485 and added public charge questions to other non-immigrant forms.

As a result, most immigration forms that referred to the policy and required additional information for eligibility under the rule had to be updated by the Biden administration to remove those requirements.

The new forms are required for applications received by the USCIS on or after April 19, 2021. Applications filed on the old form which are received by the USCIS after that date will be rejected.

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Here’s a list of some of the most common forms which are required to be used beginning April 19, 2021:

Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

Form I-864 Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA


Form I-864EZ Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act


Form I-864A Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member


Form I-864W Request for Exemption for Intending Immigrant’s Affidavit of Support


Form I-539 Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status


Fee Schedule

You can get links to download the new USCIS forms and visit the USCIS forms update page by visiting our website at and clicking on the enewsletter.