U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced on March 23 that certain flexibilities it first announced in March 2020, to address the COVID-19 pandemic will end on March 23, 2023. The last extension was issued on January 24, 2023, along with the notification that barring any changes it would be the last.
As a result, petitioners must respond to any notices or requests from USCIS dated after March 23 by the deadlines listed in the notice or request. This includes:
- 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; and
- Motions to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant.
- Additionally, petitioners who wish to file 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), regarding a decision dated after March 23, 2023, must comply with the deadlines in the form instructions.
Among the flexibilities announced in March 2020, the reproduced signature flexibility became a policy in July 2022.