Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on 11th September 2020 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released an update regarding that they are going to expanding the flexibilities again which already announced on 30th March 2020. USCIS extends Flexibility to help candidates, requestors, and petitioners who are reacting to certain. The extended flexibilities are for responding to certain requests from the USCIS, some of them are mentioned below once check it out:
- Requests for Evidence;
- Notices of Intent to Deny;
- Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14);
- Notices of Intent to Revoke;
- Motions to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant;
- Notices of Intent to Rescind and Notices of Intent to Terminate regional investment centers;
- Filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.
- Filing date requirements for Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA);
Notice/Request/Decision Issuance Date:
This flexibility applies to the above-listed documents. If the issuance date mentioned on the document, then notice, or decision is between 1st March 2020, and Jan 1st, 2021, inclusive.
USCIS Extends Flexibility | Response Due Date:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will consider a reaction to the above requests and notification received within 60 schedule days after the response due date set in the request or notice before accepting any action. Moreover, USCIS considers a Form N-336 (Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings under section 336 of the INA); or Form I-290B (Notice of Appeal or Motion) got up to 60 calendar days from the date of the decision before they make any move.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are embracing a few measures to secure their workforce and community and to limit the immigration consequences for those looking for immigration benefits during this time.
USCIS will give further updates as the situation develops and will keep on following the CDC suggestion. As we know Education and precautionary measures are the strongest tools against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.