U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it would extend flexible measures for responding to certain requests and notices from the agency.

Key Points:

  • Petitioners and applicants have an additional 60 days beyond the due date to respond to certain requests and notices issued by USCIS.
  • The deadline extension applies to the following documents with an issuance date between March 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021, inclusive.
    • Requests for Evidence.
    • Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14).
    • Notices of Intent to Deny.
    • Notices of Intent to Revoke.
    • Notices of Intent to Rescind.
    • EB-5 Regional Center Notices of Intent to Terminate.
    • Motions to Reopen a Naturalization Application (N-400) pursuant to receipt of derogatory information after naturalization was granted.
    • Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, or Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings, if the form was filed within 60 days of the decision and the decision was made between March 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021.
  • USCIS will consider responses received within 60 calendar days after the due date in the notice before it takes action on the case.
  • The agency will consider a Form N-336 or Form I-290B received up to 60 calendar days from the date of the decision before taking action.

Additional Information: The agency first introduced the temporary measures in March 2020 because of COVID-19 and has extended them numerous times, most recently in March of this year.

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