USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Certain Agency Requests

Due to COVID-19, USCIS previously announced in March that the agency would allow flexibility in responding to certain agency requests by the listed deadline in order to assist applicants and petitioners. USCIS has chosen to extend the deadline flexibility to September. This flexibility applies to the below requests if the issuance date listed on the request, notice or decision is between March 1 and September 11, 2020. USCIS will consider a response to the above requests and notices received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice before taking any action.

This extension applies to the below agency requests:

  • 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.

Please keep in mind that even if you have additional time to respond to a request for evidence or other notice received from USCIS as listed above, it may be in your best interest to respond to the request as soon as possible. If you are not sure about the timing or how to respond, you should consult with a qualified immigration lawyer.

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