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Ombudsman Alert: USCIS Publishes Alert for Form I-914

Release Date: March 24, 2020

Please note that on March 16, 2020, USCIS added to its Forms website an alert for Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status and Form I-914, Supplement A, Application for Family Member of T-1 Recipient, stating:

USCIS may reject your Form I-914 and/or your Form I-914, Supplement A, if you leave a required field blank, unless the field is optional according to the form text or form instructions. Optional fields include those you should complete only if you answered “yes” to a previous question or fields that state “if any” in the heading for the field. You must provide a response to all required questions, even if the response is “none,” “unknown,” or “n/a.” We will reject a Form I-914 and, if applicable, a Form I-914, Supplement A, that has, for example, an empty field for gender, other names used, marital status, current immigration status, information about a spouse or child, or tables not completed where appropriate.

USCIS' intake process will now include a review of the entire Form I-914, beyond the proper signature, fee, and supporting documents. Forms submitted without every field completed, as stated above, will be rejected.

We have also been alerted to the rejection for responses left blank of Forms I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, Forms I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, and Forms I-918, Supplement A, Petition for Qualifying Family Member of U-1 Recipient. Please see the Ombudsman Alert from January 23, 2020.

Last Updated: 03/26/2020
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