On March 19, 2021, USCIS updated its Forms Updates page to alert the public that it updated several immigration forms, including some that may be frequently encountered in the higher education context, such as Form I-129, Form I-539, and Form I-485. Other forms have been updated as well. Consult the USCIS Forms Updates page for the full list of updated forms and usage deadlines. The updated Forms I-539 and Form I-485, with edition date 03/10/21, must be used starting April 19, 2021. On March 24, 2021, USCIS updated the Form I-129 page to specify a July 1, 2021 deadline, rather than April 19, 2021, to begin using the 03/10/21 edition of Form I-129. The other updated forms with edition dates of 03/10/21 continue to be required as of April 19, 2021. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

The forms were revised to remove questions related to the public charge ground of inadmissibility for adjustment of status applicants and the public charge condition for change of status and extension of stay applicants, to implement the vacatur of the January 2019 public charge rule (see NAFSA's page for background on that vacated rule). Other forms have been updated as well. Consult the USCIS Forms Updates page for the full list of updated forms and usage deadlines.