Earlier today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that due to ongoing issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic that it will be more flexible on requests for evidence (RFE’s) and notice of intents to deny (NOIDs) dated between March 1 and May 1, 2020.
Full announcement below:
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that it is adopting measures to minimize the immigration consequences associated with responding to requests for evidence (RFEs) and notices of intent to deny (NOIDs) dated between March 1 and May 1, 2020.
Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny
For applicants and petitioners who receive an RFE or NOID dated between March 1 and May 1, 2020, any responses submitted within 60 calendar days after the response deadline set forth in the RFE or NOID will be considered by USCIS before any action is taken.
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USCIS will provide further updates as the situation develops and will continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance. Please visit uscis.gov/coronavirus for the latest facts and other USCIS updates.