USCIS releases new edition of Form I-864P

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services posted on its website an updated edition of Form I-864P, Poverty Guidance.

This form is used to determine the minimum income required to sponsor immigrants in most family-based and some employment-based visa categories. The Poverty Guideline is important for completing Form I-864, commonly known as a support letter, which is required by the federal government.

The purpose of the letter of support is to demonstrate that a sponsor can provide financial support to assist the immigrant if needed and to prevent the person from becoming a public charge on the U.S. government.

The new edition is dated March 1, 2016. Previous editions should not be used.

You can download the new form by clicking here.

You can also get more information about updating USCIS forms by going to your local USCIS office. form update page.