COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule Questions and Answers New York Immigration Attorney

COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule Questions and Answers

Q: Will getting tested, treatment or preventative care for COVID-19 impact my immigration application under the public charge rule?

A: On March 13, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency will not consider “testing, treatment, nor preventative care (including vaccines, if a vaccine becomes available) related to COVID-19” as part of a public-charge determination, nor as related to the public benefit condition applicable to certain nonimmigrants seeking an extension of stay or change of status, even if such treatment is provided