- USCIS ended COVID-19 accommodations related to additional requests for evidence, notices, and decisions on March 23, 2023.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ended COVID-19 flexibility measures for requests for additional evidence on March 23, 2023. These measures have been in effect since March 1, 2020.
As a result, employers and foreign nationals are now required to respond to any notices or requests from USCUS dated after March 2023 by the deadlines listed in the notice or request.
These notices and requests include the following:
- Requests for Evidence
- Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14)
- Notices of Intent to Deny
- Notices of Intent to Revoke
- Notices of Intent to Rescind
- Notices of Intent to Terminate regional centers
- Notices of Intent to Withdraw Temporary Protected Status
- Motions to Reopen an N-400 pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant
In addition, employers and foreign nationals who plan to submit Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion or Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA), for a decision made after March 23, 2023, must adhere to the deadlines stated in the form instructions.
Employers and foreign nationals will be required to respond to requests for evidence within the stated deadline on the submissions beginning March 23, 2023. USCIS may exercise discretion and provide certain flexibilities on a case-by-case basis if applicants or petitioners encounter emergencies or unforeseen circumstances.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Edited by: Judy Wong and Jenifer Yeaw, Attorneys at Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)