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.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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