USCIS Further Extends Deadline Flexibility in Submitting Delayed Responses to Requests for Evidence and Notices

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By: Navdeep Meamber 


US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has further extended its flexibility for delays from applicants and petitioners who are required to respond to certain:

  • Requests for Evidence (RFEs)
  • Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs)
  • Notices of Intent to Revoke (NOIR)
  • Notices of Intent to Rescind and Notices of Intent to Terminate (NOIT) regional investment centers
  • Filing date requirements for Notice of Appeal or Motion (Form I-290B)
  • Continuations to Request Evidence (Form N-14)
  • Filing date requirements for Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Form N-336)
  • Motions to Reopen an N-400, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant

This flexibility applies to the above documents if the issuance date listed on the request, notice, or decision is between March 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, inclusive.

Responding to Notices Issued Between March 1, 2020 AND June 30, 2021

USCIS will consider any responses that are submitted within 60 calendar days after the deadline listed in the above notices, requests, decisions, or appealable decisions within AAO jurisdiction.

The agency will also consider Forms I-290B or N-336 that they receive up to 60 calendar days from the forms’ decision dates.

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