Today USCIS has once again 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; and
- Notices of Intent to Rescind and Notices of Intent to Terminate regional investment centers;
For requests, notices, or decisions dated between March 1, 2020 and March 26, 2022, 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), or a Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings, if the form was filed up to 90 calendar days from the issuance of a decision made, and USCIS made that decision between November 1, 2021 and March 26, 2022.
Under previously announced flexibilities, USCIS considered a Form I-290B or a Form N-336 if the form was filed up to 60 calendar days from the issuance of a decision by USCIS, and if the decision was issued between March 1, 2020, and Oct. 31, 2021, inclusive.