USCIS lengthens deadlines for RFE, NOID responses

27 Mar 20


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today it will extend deadlines for responding to requests for evidence (RFEs) and notices of intent to deny (NOIDs).

Key points:                                                                                                                                                       

  • Petitioners responding to RFEs and NOIDs dated between March 1 and May 1, 2020 will have an additional 60 calendar days past the stated deadline to submit their responses.
  • USCIS will consider responses submitted within the new deadline before taking action on the case.
  • The agency will provide further updates as the COVID-19 situation develops.

BAL Analysis: The longer deadline provides flexibility to employers and individuals who receive an RFE or NOID, following several temporary measures that extend deadlines and make common-sense exceptions to certain immigration requirements. BAL is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and will continue to report additional measures when information becomes available.

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