|USCIS today confirmed that for all forms it has reverted to the form rejection criteria it applied before October 2019 regarding blank responses.|
In 2019, USCIS changed the form rejection criteria for:
Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal;
Form I-612, Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended); and
Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status.
USCIS has reverted back to the rejection criteria that existed for these forms before October 2019. USCIS will no longer reject Form I-589, Form I-612 or Form I-918 if an applicant leaves a blank space.
However, applicants should be aware that we may reject these forms, or it might create delays in their case, if the applicant:
Leaves required spaces blank;
Fails to respond to questions related to filing requirements;
or Omits any required initial evidence.
For more information about filing requirements and required initial evidence, consult the filing instructions for each form.