What changes did USCIS make to the I-130?
It’s way longer. The old form was only two pages long; the new form is 12 pages. The form is longer because:
- USCIS made some formatting and design changes intended to make the form more visually appealing and supposedly easier to fill out
- They added questions about the petitioner’s background and biographic information
- There are new declarations and certifications required of the petitioner, interpreter and/or preparer; they are asked to give their contact information as well as certify that the information they provided is complete, true and correct
The New I-130 no longer uses the G-325 and G-325A as a supporting document. The G-325 and G-325A Biographic Information forms are no longer required. The petitioner’s biographic information is now collected on a new form that USCIS released, the I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary. This form must be submitted with every I-130 spouse case.
Learn More about the I-130 & I-130A Here