In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 30, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) extended the deadline to respond to certain requests, notices and appeals. Due to the ongoing pandemic, USCIS has since further extended the extensions.
Requests and Notices
In its latest announcement, USCIS has indicated that it will consider a response received within 60-calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests and notices before taking any action, if the issuance date on the request or notice is between March 1, 2020 and March 26, 2022:
- Request for Evidence;
- Continuation to Request Evidence (N-14);
- Notice of Intent to Deny;
- Notice of Intent to Revoke;
- Notice of Intent to Rescind;
- Notice of Intent to Terminate regional centers; and
- Motion to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant.
In addition, USCIS had indicated that it 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 the issuance of a decision by USCIS; and
- The decision was issued between November 1, 2021and March 26, 2022.
We will provide further updates as the situation develops. If you have any questions about the available extensions to respond to USCIS requests, or any other immigration matter, contact our attorneys at the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. Our experienced immigration attorneys can address your concerns and advise you of the proper course of action.