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What is the Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency?

The Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency is a new USCIS form that will be required in adjustment of status (green card) applications. The form and official instructions are available below. This post will be updated with analysis once we are able to review the new form.

Greg McLawsen

Greg is recognized as the leading national authority on enforcement of the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support. Greg represents low-income green card holders in lawsuits to recover support from their sponsors. Practicing family-based immigration law, Greg also focuses on helping married and engaged couples with U.S. immigration.

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  1. Is listing assets a requirement? As a recently married 21 year old living with my husband at his mothers, I do not have real assets to list. I make enough for myself I’ll be including my income on I-864 but I don’t have assets…
    In part 3, my spouse and I have to list Income Total Tax Return– is it what each individual made or is it what WE made on our JOINT tax turn for 2019 for both tax return questions we both need to answer? Thanks so much sorry for the double question!

    1. No, listing assets isn’t required. We never do unless income is insufficient.

      Yes, you list total income for both you and the spouse; you’ll see that later in the form it asks you to list the income of the beneficiary if counted (in that case the foreign spouse).

  2. Hi
    Do I need to file the I-944 Declaration of Self Sufficiency before October 15, even if I will file the I-751 removal of residency next year.

  3. Will this be used when applying for Removal of condition, if the I-485 was filed and approved before the final rule? Does that count as a new situation that requires further scrutiny (obviously it does in some way), or will it stems from the original date?

  4. Hello, looking at the Declaration form of Self Sufficiency, does this apply to applicants not living in the USA and applying for adjustment of status? My husband was not deported. Also if I the US citizen, apply for government assistance for my children will we get penalized in the process?

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