USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through January 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors.
Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in certain requests or notices before taking any action, if the request or notice was issued between March 1, 2020, and January 24, 2023. The applicable requests and/or notices include the following:
- Requests for Evidence;
- Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14);
- Notices of Intent to Deny;
- Notices of Intent to Revoke;
- Notices of Intent to Rescind;
- Notices of Intent to Terminate regional centers;
- Notices of Intent to Withdraw Temporary Protected Status; and
- Motions to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant.
In addition, USCIS will consider a Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, or a Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the Immigration and Nationality Act), if:
- The form was filed up to 90 calendar days from the issuance of a decision USCIS made; and
- USCIS made that decision between November 1, 2021, and January 24, 2023, inclusive.
As a reminder, the reproduced signature flexibility announced in March 2020 became permanent policy on July 25, 2022. For any further questions about these COVID-19-related extensions, contact our office today to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys!