USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

April 1, 2022

On March 30, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it is extending certain flexibilities in responding to Agency requests through July 25, 2022. Specifically, USCIS will consider a response to certain requests and notices with issuance dates between March 1, 2020 and July 25, 2022 if received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set forth in the request or notice.

These flexibilities apply to the following requests and notices: 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; and Motions to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant.

USCIS will also 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: (1) The form was filed up to 90 calendar days from the issuance of a decision USCIS made; and (2) USCIS made that decision between Nov. 1, 2021, and July 25, 2022.

The full announcement from USCIS can be found here.


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