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USCIS Again Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

On September 11th, USCIS extended the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to assist applicants and petitioners responding to certain agency requests, such as:

  • 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); or
  • Filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.

For requests, notices, or decisions dated between March 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021, USCIS will consider a response if received within 60 calendar days of the original response date. Further, USCIS will consider a Form I-290B (Notice of Appeal or Motion) received up to 60 calendar days from the date of the decision. 

To view the alert from USCIS, please click here.

By: Kristina M. Hernandez

Kristina is an associate attorney at Reddy & Neumann, P.C. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2011. Her practice includes representing companies and individuals with employment-based visa petitions and applications and advising clients regarding litigation options in federal court pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). Kristina also guides employers to ensure compliance with all Form I-9 requirements by conducting internal audits of clients’ records, processes, and procedures. For more articles written by Kristina, you can visit and subscribe to her blog at