NewsFlash! DOS Amending Public Charge Rules, Effective 15 Oct 2019

On October 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) will publish an interim final rule to amend the regulations regarding how consular officers determine whether a foreign national is likely to become a public charge, and therefore ineligible for a visa. This rule will go into effect on October 15, 2019, which is the same effective date as the final rule on inadmissibility on public charge grounds issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This interim final rule is designed to make the standards used by the DOS in making a public charge determination consistent with those the DHS will begin using on October 15th.

The public will be given 30 days to submit comments on this interim final rule, which means that the rule will go into effect during the public comments period. MurthyDotCom will post a more detailed analysis of this interim final rule in the near future. Subscribe to the free MurthyBulletin to receive future updates in your inbox.


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