Beginning on February 24, 2020 if a person was filing for a marriage based green card in the United States he or she would need to file form I-944 as part of their adjustment of status packet. (There are limited exceptions available but the vast majority of these cases now include this Form and the accompanying evidence.)
USCIS expected the form to take 4.5 hours to complete. As a result many people who could filed their adjustment of status cases prior to February 24, 2020. Our office, as well as the offices of many of my colleagues, was extra busy during this time period.
If you are filing for a fiance visa for your fiance I have good and bad news.
The good news is that you do not need to file the I-944 form as part of the fiance visa process. It is not required at any point during the process. If you are filing for a marriage green card there is a new similar form to be filed in those cases. However, for the fiance visa it is not required.
The financial information required in fiance visa cases has remained to be the I-134 with supporting evidence.
The bad news is that when your fiance obtains his or her fiance visa and enters the United States the I-944 form will almost certainly be required in the marriage green card case. You may wish to review it prior to your fiance coming to the United States so you can obtain the needed evidence in support of the form while your fiance is still abroad.
Lawrence Gruner is an immigration attorney with over 25 years of experience handling green card, fiance visa and other immigration cases. His office is in downtown Sacramento California and it handles cases worldwide. He would be happy to consult with you, free of charge, on your case. He may be reached at 888-801-6558 or at firstname.lastname@example.org