U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is again extending the flexibilities it originally announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors who are responding to certain requests.
The flexibilities cover responses to:
- Requests for Evidence;
- Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14);
- Notices of Intent to Deny, Revoke, or 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.
The flexibilities apply if the issuance date listed on the request, notice, or decision is between March 1, 2020, and March 26, 2022, inclusive. USCIS said it will consider a response to such requests and notices received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice before taking any action. 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 issuance of a decision USCIS made, and the agency made that decision between November 1, 2021, and March 26, 2022, inclusive.