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USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Certain Agency Requests

September 11, 2020

USCIS announced that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is extending flexibilities previously announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain agency requests.

This flexibility applies if the issuance date listed on the request, notice, or decision is between March 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021, inclusive. USCIS will consider a response to requests and notices received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice before taking any action. Additionally, USCIS will consider a Form N-336 or Form I-290B received up to 60 calendar days from the date of the decision before it takes any action.


July 1, 2020

USCIS announced that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is extending flexibilities previously announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain:

  • Requests for Evidence;
  • Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14);
  • Notices of Intent to Deny;
  • Notices of Intent to Revoke;
  • Notices of Intent to Rescind and Notices of Intent to Terminate regional investment centers;
  • Filing date requirements for Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA); or
  • Filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.
  • This flexibility applies to the above documents if the issuance date listed on the request, notice or decision is between March 1 and Sept. 11, 2020, inclusive. USCIS will consider a response to the above requests and notices received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice before taking any action.


    May 1, 2020

    USCIS announced that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is extending flexibilities previously announced on March 30, 2020.


    March 30, 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS announced flexibility in responding to certain Notices of Intent to Revoke (NOIR) and Notices of Intent to Terminate (NOIT) regional investment centers, as well as certain filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.


    March 27, 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS announced that for applicants and petitioners who receive an RFE or NOID dated between 3/1/20 and 5/1/20, any responses submitted within 60 calendar days after the response deadline will be considered by USCIS before any action is taken.

    Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20050133.