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USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

USCIS announced on May 1, 2020, that due to COVID-19, it will be extending the flexibilities previously announced on March 30 to assist applicants and petitioners who need to respond to agency requests. These requests include:

  • 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; and
  • Filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.

This flexibility applies to the above requests or notice if the issuance date listed on the request is between March 1 and July 1, 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 action. 

This is one of several measures that USCIS has adopted in an effort to protects its workforce and the community and to minimize the immigration consequences for those seeking benefits during this time. 

If you have questions on how COVID-19 may impact your immigration matter, be sure to contact Berardi Immigration Law to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys today!