USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

July 9, 2020

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

Response Time Clock Fast Speed Service Attention 3d IllustrationU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants and petitioners responding to certain agency requests. The flexibility applies to the requests/notices listed below if the issuance date listed on the request, notice or decision is between March 1 and September 11, 2020, 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 and Notices of Intent to Terminate regional investment centers
  • Filing date requirements for Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA)
  • Filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion

USCIS said it will consider a response to the listed requests and notices received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice before taking any action.