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I-864 for intial AOS application, wet signature?

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Hey I was curious if you needed a wet signature for the I-864 form for the initial AOS application?  I'm having my father be a joint sponsor for my wife and I had him send over a wet signature that turned out it was in blue ink rather than black ink.  My father's abroad now meaning it'd be sometime before another set of wet signatures would make it over.  I was simply thinking of photocopying it and it'd be in black.  I've been reading that I-864 forms wet signatures are not required anymore, however, I just wanted to make sure.  

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I don’t believe it matters.

 

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42 minutes ago, Spyro0421 said:

Hey I was curious if you needed a wet signature for the I-864 form for the initial AOS application?  I'm having my father be a joint sponsor for my wife and I had him send over a wet signature that turned out it was in blue ink rather than black ink.  My father's abroad now meaning it'd be sometime before another set of wet signatures would make it over.  I was simply thinking of photocopying it and it'd be in black.  I've been reading that I-864 forms wet signatures are not required anymore, however, I just wanted to make sure.  

If you read up on USCIS's new signature policy memorandum you will see that photocopies of signatures are now accepted by USCIS:

 

"A valid signature does not need to be legible or in English and may be abbreviated as long as this is consistent with how the individual normally signs his or her name. A valid signature does not have to be in cursive handwriting. An individual who cannot write in any language may place an “X” or similar mark instead of a signature. A signature is valid even if the original signature is later photocopied, scanned, faxed, or similarly reproduced. Regardless of how it is transmitted to USCIS, the copy must be of an original document containing a handwritten, ink signature, unless regulations or the form instructions state otherwise.
3 USCIS will not accept signatures created 
by a typewriter, word processor, stamp, auto-pen, or similar device"

 

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-finalizes-guidance-signature-requirements

 

If you click on the first PDF file you can DL the policy and read it there.

Edited by K1visaHopeful

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