USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

USCIS will extend certain flexibilities, first introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. USCIS will consider a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date for the following requests/notices before taking any action, if the issuance date listed on the request or notice is between March 1, 2020, and July 25, 2022:

  • 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; and
  • Motions to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant.

In addition, USCIS will consider a 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), if:

  • The form was filed up to 90 calendar days from the issuance of a decision we made; and
  • They made that decision between Nov. 1, 2021, and July 25, 2022, inclusive.
Erickson Insights

This extension is meant to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors. The agency anticipates this may be the final extension of these flexibilities.

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