USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Requests Until March 31, 20211 min read
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is again extending the flexibility, initially announced on 30th March 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This adaptability applies to candidates and petitioners responding to any of the following, gave from 1st March 2020, through 31st March 2021:
- Notices of Intent to Deny
- Continuations to request evidence (N-14)
- Notices of Intent to Revoke
- Requests for evidence
- Notices of Intent to Rescind
- Motions to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant
- Notices of Intent to Terminate regional investment centers
In addition, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will consider a Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, or Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA), if:
- The form was filed up to 60 calendar days from the issuance of a decision we made; and
- The USCIS made that decision whenever from March 1, 2020, through 31st March 2021.
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The USCIS will consider a response to the above requests and notification received within 60 calendar days. After the response due date set in the request or notice before taking action. USCIS will consider a form I-290B got up to 60 schedule days from the date of the decision before it makes any action.