Sep 24,2021 News rnlawgroup.com
USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to RFEs
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;
- 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 15, 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) received up to 60 calendar days from the date of the decision.