USCIS’ Proposed Changes to the Affidavit of Support

Updated: Jun 12


Originally written by Diane Rish for immigrationimpact.com


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is currently proposing significant changes to the Affidavit of Support (Form I-864), and related forms I-864A and I-864EZ. One of the major changes would be to require that U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents sponsoring a foreign spouse or relative for a green card must disclose detailed bank account information to the federal government on the form. This would include the name of the banking institution, account number, routing number, and the names of all account holders.


The Affidavit of Support is a form required for most immigrants seeking to reside permanently in the United States based on close family ties to show that they have adequate financial support and are not likely to become a public charge. It is also required for some intending immigrants seeking to reside permanently in the United States based on employer sponsorship.


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The agency’s blanket proposal mandating the collection of detailed bank account information from all U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents sponsoring their foreign spouse or relative for a green card is an unauthorized information collection.


Additionally, USCIS is [also] proposing to require that sponsors must have the Form I-864, and related forms I-864A and I-864EZ, notarized by a notary public. This new notary requirement is an inconvenient and needless burden.


To read the full article please visit- https://immigrationimpact.com/2020/05/05/uscis-proposed-changes-to-the-affidavit-of-support-are-unnecessary-and-unlawful/#.XuPepp5Kj3A




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