USCIS Announces Extension of Flexibility Surrounding Certain Requests

07.02.20 | Government Affairs |

USCIS has announced that the agency is extending the flexibility surrounding certainly required responses in particular requests for evidence. The agency initially announced the increased flexibility at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic on March 30. The extension of flexibility will run through September 11, 2020.

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From USCIS 

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants, petitioners and requestors who are responding to certain:

  • Requests for Evidence;
  • Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14);
  • Notices of Intent to Deny;
  • Notices of Intent to Revoke;
  • Notices of Intent to Rescind and Notices of Intent to Terminate regional investment centers;
  • Filing date requirements for Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA); and
  • Filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.

Notice/Request/Decision Issuance Date

This flexibility applies to the documents listed above if the issuance date listed on the request, notice, or decision is between March 1 and Sept. 11, 2020.

Response Due Date

USCIS will consider a response to a request or notice listed above received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice before taking any action. We will consider a Form I-290B or a Form N-336 received up to 60 calendar days from the date of the decision before we take any action.

For More Information

We 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.

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