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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.