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  1. Lawyers in Twitter are saying there is a new ruling: Link; Link2 I guess people who filled in the last couple of weeks got the exemption.
  2. Hey guys, I am filling i944 for my i458 form. In part 4 item 3 of form i944, it is asked to list my educational history which is fine. But in the instructions, it says I need to provide degree equivalency for all my foreign degrees. I have a PhD and a Master degree from a university in the US. But I took my B.Sc. and high school degrees at my home country. Do I still need to get degree equivalency for my high school and undergrad? Does it make sense?
  3. After much research in this forum and consulting with my attorney, I mailed in my AOS package (3 applicants in total) without Form i-944 on August 4th using overnight delivery to Phoenix lockbox via USPS. The package was received the next day and my checks were cashed-in today (They haven't rejected my package based on exclusion of i-944 per the USCIS website) Regardless, I already have completed i944s and supporting documents ready if USCIS requires me to send them in future. Now with all the USPS delays, I am not sure when I will get receipt notice.
  4. Hi guys, I recently posted on this forum saying that my husband and I filled for AOS but after two months we didn't have any NOA from USCIS. well, this morning we got our whole envelope back. On top of the i485 form there is a rejection letter, stating that: 1. We need to add the i944 form (which we didn't send with our application as we didn't know of its existence) 2. We need to fill the form I864 (which we did file and mailed, they even put a staple to it! Why would they say that we didn't?) And on top of form i130, there is another letter saying that we need to fill form i485 (which I guess they ask for as they reject the one we sent). Ma question is: what to do next? File a whole new application or "fix" the errors and submit a new application, but mentioning the first one? The doubt arises from form i944: apperently there is an injunction or a lawsuit of some kind and I red that USCIS can't ask for it to all of the applicants who file from July 30th. Any advice? Thank you all in advance! your help is greatly appreciated
  5. https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/public-charge/injunction-of-the-inadmissibility-on-public-charge-grounds-final-rule?fbclid=IwAR3kQCxIUBHfRrnqkAHP7IIo1rZV0c2irFw4jx_ukIPZq7IV-SyWke1CaX8 First good news of 2020, as stated in the link attached, for whosever is filing for AOS in these days, is NOT required to fill the I-944 anymore! "As long as the July 29, 2020, SDNY decision is in effect, USCIS will apply the 1999 public charge guidance that was in place before the Public Charge Rule was implemented on Feb. 24, 2020 to the adjudication of any application for adjustment of status on or after July 29, 2020. In addition, USCIS will adjudicate any application or petition for extension of nonimmigrant stay or change of nonimmigrant status on or after July 29, 2020, consistent with regulations in place before the Public Charge Rule was implemented; in other words, we will not apply the public benefit condition. For applications and petitions that USCIS adjudicates on or after July 29, 2020, pursuant to the SDNY injunction, USCIS will not consider any information provided by an applicant or petitioner that relates to the Public Charge Rule, including information provided on the Form I-944, or information on the receipt of public benefits in Part 5 on Form I-539, Part 3 on Form I-539A or Part 6 on Form I-129. Applicants and petitioners whose applications or petitions are postmarked on or after July 29, 2020, should not include the Form I-944 or provide information about the receipt of public benefits on Form I-485, Form I-129, or Form I-539/I-539A."
  6. Is there a fee for not listing the SSN/TIN because of IRS reporting? My husband was added to my insurance but with a 6 month grace period. We are waiting for our AOS and EAD etc. to be processed in order for him to get a SSN. Here is what it says on our health insurance account page: Update your Tax Identification Number: Please provide and/or update Tax Identification Numbers (TIN), generally your Social Security Number for you and your dependents. Failure to supply the SSN/TIN may subject the member to a $50 penalty imposed by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 6723. Here is what I found on the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/questions-and-answers-about-reporting-social-security-numbers-to-your-health-insurance-company Q4: What if I refuse to provide this information to my health insurance company? A4: The information received by the Internal Revenue Service will be used to verify information on your individual income tax return. If the information you provide on your tax return cannot be verified, you may receive an inquiry from the Internal Revenue Service. You also may receive a notice from the Internal Revenue Service indicating that you are liable for an individual shared responsibility payment.
  7. I am a PhD student currently on an F1 visa, and my wife is a US citizen. I have been working on filing the necessary applications for adjustment of status from F1 to GC. However, I am sort of in a bind and facing a lack of information about experiences with filing the I-944, for someone especially in similar circumstances. The root of the problem lies in the fact that I own virtually no assets, basically living on a meager assistantship stipend. I have been studying in the US since 2015 starting with my masters, and have amassed a significant amount of CC debt while trying to compensate for living and medical expenses due to gaps in funding during grad school. My wife is also currently in grad school (supported by a TA position), and I can meet the federal income guidelines for AoS only if both of our incomes are combined. I feel like there is a high chance of rejection if I try to file my AoS application with an I-944 showing the state of our finances. Given the circumstances, I have thought about not filing for AoS, and instead just applying for OPT after I graduate. Once I get a job offer and have a better level of income, I could apply for marriage-based GC. I just wanted to see if anyone else is sort of in a similar situation and what you think, or at least get some advice.
  8. Hello, good people! We were about to file AoS for my wife back in early February but turns out only a computerized birth certificate is allowed from her country to file for any immigration visas. This delayed our process long enough for the new i-944 requirements to take effect, and then lockdowns happened across the world, and now here we are trying to decipher what is acceptable. I hope y'all will be able to answer some questions/doubts. New to all this and appreciate any insight. Quick info about her (beneficiary): - graduated med school in her country in 2019 (never been employed) - studying to take medical licensing exams here, which have been delayed due to Covid-19 - has visited the US in 2019 to do two clinical electives - has a valid B1/B2 visa that expires mid-2021, but just entered the "overstay" category in June 2020 - no SSN or ITIN - no name on any lease/car insurance/utility bill - no credit card or credit score - unfortunately, we also did not renew her travel insurance which expired in March Quick info about me (USC): - make between $40k - $50k at a non-profit (above 125% FPG in 2019 Tax Return, and above 250% in the new career in 2020) - bachelor's degree - less than $25k student loans, $6k credit card debt - no health insurance (employer-offered plan was too expensive). Marketplace will not open till November ☹️ - credit score: good (700+) Questions: Is it possible to add her to anything (lease/bank account/utility bill/credit card) without having SSN or ITIN? Have any of y'all had success with getting a "no credit score report" without SSN/ITIN? Should I get private health insurance for both of us ASAP? Will $6k credit card debt and a not-so-great checking account be a negative factor? Would I have to show a healthy bank account and hence get financial deposit help from my family till the green card is approved? Is switching jobs seen as negative? If I find a better employment opportunity, should I jump on it or would it be seen as unstable? Is there any advantage to filing the forms concurrently versus sending them at different times? Will I-131 (Advance Parole) add an extra $575, and I-765 (Employment Authorization) add an extra $410 to the cost of Adjustment of Status application? If she has given the TOEFL in 2012 and all her education has been where official language of instruction is English, does she need to still prove her English proficiency? Do we need to get her British-education high school diploma and Asian-education medical school degree evaluated? P.S if anyone knows a company in Texas that does not take away half my income in private health insurance, please recommend! 😅
  9. Hi everyone In the form i-944 I should count the household where I live I share the address with my mother in law and her two sons but me and my wife living downstairs and we have almost everything separated from the rest members of the house.... We even pay her rent Should I include them in the form or it'll be just me and my wife?
  10. Do we need to file I944 - Declaration of Self-Sufficiency AKA "Public charge" for K1 Consular processing? My lawyer has charge me additional fees for this form and also asking me to add my foreign fiancee to add to my health insurance plan in USA. Please help!
  11. i have health insurance through my employer, Health insurance is something that is typically renewed annually. For example, that's when "open enrollment" occurs renewal date is not mentioned anywhere, on the card or in documents. i am not sure what to put in the question "when does your health insurance terminate or date that it must be renewed?" any suggestions? thanks in advance
  12. Hi everyone, I just filed i140 NIW petition, now start working on i485 and this crazy i944 (wish to realize before that it worth to fill it before Feb24 !). As far as I understand, the purpose of i944 is to demonstrate that the person can earn money by themself, and prove it by showing high-school/colleage degrees, profeciency in English and so forth. But does it apply to my spouse and 5yo son? Do you think it's worth to evaluate my wife's diploma (our ediucation was obtained in Russia)? If I do so, and want to use her university language courses as proof of English skills, should it be course-by-course evaluation? My 5yo son doesn't have any proof of education or language proficency (obviously), he even doesn't have a ssn to request credit score report. Is it possible that I and my wife would get approved, but my son - not o.O ? Finally, for I-140 I evaluated my highest degree - PhD diploma. But unfortunately there's no language courses information included. So should I evaluate (course-by-course?) my master and/or bachalor diplomas, where the language courses are shown? Rest of the bullet points seemed to be ok for our family (household income, health insurance, credit score, no deseases, no history of public benefit usage), so should I be worried about education and language at all? I realize that this form is pretty new and no much experience is avaliable, but any ideas would be appreciated! Thank you and stay healthy!
  13. I am filling form I-944 Self sufficiency form. I have PhD from USA. I did my masters and bachelor from outside USA. Do i need to do degree equivalency for Masters and Bachelors degree? Anyone has any idea?
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