USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding
On December 18, USCIS announced that it is extending the flexibilities to certain documents. The flexibility applies to such documents issued between March 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021. This flexibility is in response to the covid-19 pandemic.
To applicable flexibilities, USCIS will consider a response received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice, and a Form N-336 or Form I-290B received up to 60 calendar days from the date of the decision before taking any actions. This flexibility applies to Request for Evidence (RFE), Continuation to Request Evidence (N-14), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), Notice of Intent to Revoke (NOIR), Notice of Intent to Rescind (NOIR), Notice of Intent to Terminate regional centers (NOIT), Motions to Reopen N-400 Pursuant to 8CFR 335.5 and filing of N-336 and I-290B.
Since the convid-19 pandemic, USCIS has extended flexibility for responding several times. The extension of flexibility gives applicants more time to prepare for the response. However, it also represents the delay of USCIS’s handling process. Even though we have more time to respond now, we should still start the preparation as soon as possible. Attorneys at Law Office of Hong-min Jun are working remotely during the pandemic. You can reach us via email, Facebook, telephone, and website. Please contact us if you are in need of filing extensions or visas, preparing for responding USCIS requests, or any other immigration law consultations.