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FAQ - Presidential Proclamation on Entry Bar based on Healthcare

  • Organization: The Legal Aid Society, New York
  • Document Type: Program materials
  • Date Created: Monday, October 07, 2019
  • Attachment(s): PDF

Individuals who are abroad and seeking to enter the U.S. with immigrant visas to become lawful
permanent residents (LPRs, or green card holders) must show they either (a) will be covered by
approved health insurance within 30 days of entry or (b) have the financial resources to pay for
their reasonably foreseeable medical costs. Otherwise, they are presumed to be a “financial
burden.”

Topics:
  • Lawful Permanent Residency
  • Public Benefits / Welfare
  • Inspection/Admission Issues