Q: Hi,Is it compulsory to submit I-944 with I-485.
A: Yes, under the new public charge rule those applicants adjusting status to lawful permanent resident must file the 944 form along with the 485. This is the general rule but it’s currently being challenged in court. Until a decision is made the form must be filed.
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A: If you are applying for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident, you must file the FORM I-944 unless you are exempt from the public charge ground of inadmissibility. The following are exempt:
1. As a VAWA self-petitioner;
2. As a Special Immigrant Juvenile;
3. As a Certain Afghan or Iraqi national;
4. As an Asylee;
5. As a Refugee;
6. As a victim of qualifying criminal activity (U Non-immigrant) under INA section 245(m);
7. Under any category other than INA section 245(m) but you are in valid U non-immigrant status at the time you file your application for adjustment of status. (This exemption only applies if, at the time of the adjudication of the FORM I-485, you are still in valid U non-immigrant status. If, at the time of adjudication of the FORM I-485, you are no longer in valid U non-immigrant status, you may be required to submit a FORM I-944 and a FORM I-864).
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