Key Points
  • USCIS is further extending deadlines for certain documents due to COVID-19
  • Flexible measures apply to documents issued between March 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021
  • Applicants and petitioners have 60 days past the deadline to respond to USCIS notices and requests
Overview

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is extending deadlines for certain documents issued between March 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021 due to COVID-19.

Applicants and petitioners now have 60 additional days past the given deadline to respond to certain notices and requests from the agency.

Background

USCIS first announced temporary measures on March 30, 2020 due to COVID-19. The measures were extended through May, July, and September.

Who is Affected?

The latest deadline extension applies to the following documents:

  • Requests for Evidence
  • Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14)
  • Intent to Deny Notices
  • Intent to Revoke Notices
  • Intent to Rescind Notices
  • Notice of Intent to Terminate regional investment centers
  • Form I-290B filing date requirements, Notice of Appeal or Motion
  • Form N-336 filing date requirements, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings
  • Motions to Reopen a Naturalization Application (N-400) following receipt of derogatory information following grant of naturalization
What Should Employers and Applicants Know?

USCIS will consider responses that it receives within 60 calendar days past the due date on the notice before it takes action. USCIS will consider a Form I-290B or Form N-336 that it receives up to 60 days from the decision date before acting.

Looking Ahead

Further extensions may be announced based on epidemiological conditions.


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