The new health insurance requirement for persons applying for green cards abroad was scheduled to go into effect on November 3, 2019. It could prevent hundreds of thousands of persons from getting green cards. However, on November 2, 2019, a Federal Judge issued a nationwide temporary restraining order which blocks the implementation of the health insurance requirement for a minimum of 28 days. A hearing is scheduled on November 22.
Below, we explain the new health insurance requirement, who it applies to and whether it is likely that it will become effective on November 3. We also provide links to relevant web pages and will continue to update this article as deadline approaches.