Updated USCIS Forms Required effective October 15, 2019

USCIS has finally published the much anticipated  new editions of Forms I‑485, I‑129, I‑539/I‑539A, I‑864, and I‑864EZ.  Also published is the new Form  I‑944, Declaration of Self Sufficiency, required by the updated “Public Charge” regulations.

They will accept the current edition of these forms if they are postmarked on or before Oct. 14, 2019.  However, note that October 14 is a federal holiday and the U.S. Postal Service will be closed.

The Service has confirmed that they will only accept the new editions of these forms if postmarked on or after October 15, 2019.

The Service has also confirmed that a dated receipt from the courier service such as UPS, FedEx, or DHL is equivalent to a U.S. Postal Service postmark.