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.
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.