As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has made a variety of unprecedented decisions. Recently, the USCIS announced an extension of flexibility in order to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to the following:
- 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 I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion
The extension allows USCIS to consider a response to requests and notices that are received within 60 calendar days after the due date that is set in the request or notice before they take action. This consideration before taking action will also be made for a Form I-290B that is received up to 60 calendar days from the date of the decision. In addition to this, USCIS will adopt different measures to protect the workforce and community in an effort to minimize the immigration consequences for those seeking immigration benefits during this time.
It is important to note that the flexibility for these documents only applies if the issuance date listed on the request, notice, or decision is between March 1 and July 1, 2020.
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