I-356, Request for Cancellation of Public Charge Bond
This form should be used to request cancellation of a public charge bond that was submitted on behalf of a noncitizen on Form I-945, Public Charge Bond.
Form I-356 can be submitted to request cancellation of the public charge bond by the noncitizen on whose behalf the public charge bond was posted, the noncitizen’s attorney or accredited representative, if any, or, if the noncitizen is deceased, the executor of the noncitizen’s estate. Form I-356 can also be filed by the obligor (the person who posted the bond for the noncitizen) or the obligor’s authorized agent (co-obligor, for surety companies only). For more information about public charge bonds, please see the USCIS Policy Manual, Volume 8, Part G, Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility.
12/23/22. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
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Attn: Form I-356
10 Application Way
Montclair, CA 91763-1350
A public charge bond will be cancelled once the noncitizen dies, has permanently departed from the United States, is naturalized, or after the fifth anniversary of the noncitizen becoming a lawful permanent resident. See Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 213 and 8 CFR 103.6(c)(1). A public charge bond may also be cancelled at any time if USCIS finds that the noncitizen is not likely to become a public charge.
When examining whether the public charge bond can be cancelled, USCIS evaluates whether there has been a breach of the bond and all requirements for cancellation are met.
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