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 in responding to certain agency requests through March 26, 2022 for 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

The agency has also revised policy for certain appeals, requests, and motions.

Responding to Notices Issued Between March 1, 2020 AND march 26, 2022

This flexibility applies to the above documents if the issuance date listed on the request, notice, or decision is between March 1, 2020, and March 26, 2022, inclusive.

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

decisions issued Between november 1, 2021 AND March 26, 2022

For USCIS decisions made between November 1, 2021, and March 26, 2022,  the agency will consider Forms I-290B or N-336 received up to 90 calendar days from their decision dates.

This is an extension from the 60 days allowed under the previous policy.

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