I-945, Public Charge Bond
If we determine that an applicant is inadmissible based on the public charge ground, but is otherwise admissible, the applicant may be admitted in the discretion of the secretary of homeland security after posting a suitable and proper bond. Before an applicant may post a public charge bond (on Form I-945), we must invite them to do so. The public charge bond is posted as security for performance and fulfillment of the financial obligations of a bonded noncitizen to the U.S. government.
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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Unless otherwise specified in your notice from USCIS, mail your form to:
Attn: Form I-945
10 Application Way
Montclair, CA 91763-1350
Only use this form if we:
- Determined you were inadmissible on the public charge grounds (INA 212(a)(4)); and
- Notified you that you may submit a public charge bond.
We will reject this form if we have not notified you that you may submit a public charge bond.
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Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.
When you submit your Form I-945, you must:
- Include a copy of the communication from USCIS that tells you to submit the form; and
- Submit the amount specified in that communication for the required cash or surety bond.
If you do not include the communication and the specified cash or surety bond amount, we will reject your Form I-945.