- USCIS is extending a deadline for responding to agency requests due to COVID-1
- The extensions apply to RFEs, NOIDs, a notice of intention to terminate EB-5 regional investment centers, and more
- The new flexible measures apply to documents dated between March 1, 2020, and March 26, 2022
- USCIS is also giving individuals 90 days to file a Form I-290B (Notice of Appeal or Motion) or a Form N-336 (Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings)
In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will extend its deadline for responding to specific Requests For Evidence (RFE), Notices Of Intent to Deny or revoke (NOIDs), notices of intent to terminate EB-5 regional investment centers, and other time-sensitive notices.
USCIS is now applying flexible measures to documents dated March 1, 2020, and March 26, 2022. Applicable deadlines will now be extended 60 calendar days past the due date documented on the original notice, response, or decision. For example, the initial due date of January 2, 2022, for a Request for Evidence will be automatically extended until March 3, 2022, inclusive.
Along with the deadline extensions, USCIS is now giving employers and foreign nationals 90 days to file a Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, or a Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings, to reopen a USCIS decision issued between November 1, 2021, and March 26, 2022. The standard period for filing the I-290B is 30 days following the decision being appealed, and USCIS had previously extended the filing time to 60 days for decisions issued from March 1, 2020, to October 31, 2021.
Updates will be provided on future flexible measures as available.