- USCIS will extend certain COVID-19 flexibilities for applicants and petitioners
- USCIS will consider a response received within 60 days after a due date before it takes action
- Due dates must fall between March 1, 2020, and October 23, 2022
- The reproduced signature flexibilities announced in March 2020 will become permanent on July 25, 2022
Through October 23, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will extend certain COVID-19-related flexibilities for applicants and petitioners. USCIS will consider a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date noted on specific requests or notices before it takes action, provided the request or notice was issued between March 1, 2020, and October 23, 2022.
The flexibilities apply to the following documents:
- 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
USCIS will also consider a Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, or a Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings if the form was filed up to 90 calendar days after USCIS issued a decision, and USCIS made the decision between November 1, 2021, and October 23, 2022.
USCIS also announced that the reproduced signature flexibilities in place due to the pandemic since March 2020 will become permanent starting July 25, 2022.
Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Frank Fogelbach, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services