In this blog, we bring you the latest news regarding COVID-19-related flexibilities for responses to Requests for Evidence, NOIDs, and such related notices issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
USCIS has announced that it will continue its flexibility policy, allowing applicants and petitioners additional time to respond to Requests for Evidence at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
USCIS has issued a notice according to which it allows its applicants who have received a notice of intent to deny, request for evidence or any other related document an extra 60 days after the deadline to submit a response. This news signifies applicants and petitioners, as they have more time to collect their documents that were difficult to gather during COVID-19.
The applicants can enjoy the advantage of extra 60 days to respond to a notice or a request who have received any of the following documents between 1 March 2020 to 23 October 2022.
Requests For Evidence;
- Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14);
- Notices of Intent to Revoke
- Notices of Intent to Deny;
- Notices of Intent to Rescind;
- Notices of Intent to Withdraw Temporary Protected Status
- Notices of Intent to Terminate regional investment centres
- Motions to Reopen an N-400 pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant.
Furthermore, USCIS will consider a form I-290 B, Notice of Appeal or Motion or Form N-336,
Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalisation Proceedings, if within 90 days, a form was filed from the issuance of a decision made by USCIS.
According to USCIS, the reproduced signature flexibility will become a permanent policy after July 2022.
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