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USCIS Extends Flexibility to Respond to Agency Requests

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has extended the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020 to assist applicants and petitioners who respond to certain:

  • Requests for Evidence;
  • Continuations of Requests for Evidence (N-14);
  • Notices of Intent to Deny;
  • Notice of Intent to Revoke;
  • Notices of Intent to Rescind;
  • Notifications of Intent to Terminate from regional centers, and
  • Motions to Reopen an N-400 pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Repeal Information after Grant.

Deadline to Reply

This flexibility applies to the documents listed above if the issue date indicated in the application, notification or decision is between March 1, 2020 and March 26, 2022, inclusive. USCIS will consider responses to prior requests and notifications received within 60 calendar days of the deadline for responding stated in the request or notification, before taking any action.

In addition, USCIS will consider a Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, or Form N-336, Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA), if:

  • The form was submitted up to 90 calendar days after issuing a decision we have made, and
  • We make that decision anytime from November 1, 2021 to March 26, 2022 inclusive.

Under previously announced flexibilities, USCIS considered a Form I-290B or a Form N-336 if the form was filed up to 60 calendar days after USCIS issuance of a decision, and if that decision was issued between March 1 2020 and October 31, 2022, inclusive.

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