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USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities.

USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is extending some flexibilities regarding COVID-19 through October 23, 2022, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors. Under these flexibilities, the USCIS takes consideration of a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date ascribed in the following requests or notices before taking any action if the request or notice was issued between March 1, 2020, and Oct. 23, 2022, inclusive:

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;
  • Notices of Intent to Withdraw – Temporary Protected Status; and

Motions to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant. Additionally, the USCIS will consider a Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, or a 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; USCIS laid down that decision between Nov. 1, 2021, and October 23, 2022, inclusive. In an effort to take the lessons learned from the pandemic posture, USCIS has been evaluating which flexibilities can and should be extended permanently.

As a result of this evaluation, the reproduced signature flexibility announced in March 2020 will become permanent policy on July 25, 2022.

For more details, refer to the USCIS website.

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