The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through January 24, 2023. The flexibilities, which have been extended multiple times, the latest in March 2022 and again in October 2022 are to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors have more time to reply to various USCIS requests. Flexibility applies if the request, notice or decision date is between March 1, 2020 and January 24, 2023 and includes the following:
- 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.
The USCIS will consider a response to the above requests and notices received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice before taking any action.
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 we made; and
- We made that decision between Nov. 1, 2021, and Jan. 24, 2023.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and speak with a U.S. immigration lawyer in Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Taipei.