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.

 

移民局再次延长部分回复期限

12月18日,移民局公布了继续延长回复时间的通知。为了应对新冠疫情,移民局将继续做出调整,延长2020年3月1日到2021年1月31日间发出的REF(补件)、N-14(继续补件)、NOID(意向拒绝)、NOIR(意向撤销)、NOIR(意向废除)、NOIT(区域中心意向关停通知)、重新开放N-400动议、N-336(入籍听证)及I-290B(上诉或动议通知)的回复时间。如适用本延长规定,在做出最终裁决前,移民局将接受超出回复期限60个自然日内的回复,和做出决定后60个自然日内提交的N-336和I-290B表格。

新冠疫情以来,移民局已经多次延长了回复期限灵活性。本次延长更是覆盖到了2021年的1月31日。这对于目前正在准备回复补件,处在申请当中,或者准备申请的大家来说是个好消息。但同时,移民局再次延长灵活性也透露着邮寄延迟、移民局工作进程减缓等事实对于大家案件进程的影响。虽然大家有了更加充分的回复时间,也建议大家收到通知后及时联系律师,着手准备材料,不要拖延到临近截止日期才开始手忙脚乱。

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