USCIS Has Extended Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

The new coronavirus has drastically affected both citizens and non-citizens of America, and individuals all over the world. Because of this, USCIS has largely closed its offices for in-person services, barred immigration into the United States for at least 60 days, and more in an effort to stymie the spread of the virus. That being said, USCIS has recently announced it will be extending flexibility to applicants and petitioners so they have sufficient time to respond to 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 and Notices of Intent to Terminate regional investment centers
  • Filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion

With this extension, USCIS can now respond to requests and notices received within 60 calendar days after their due date. Before USCIS takes action, it will consider Form I-290B received up to 60 calendar days from the date of the decision. USCIS reports that it is consistently taking various preventative measures to protect the workforce while minimizing the immigration consequences for any individual currently seeking immigration benefits.

Finally, you should note that the flexibility for these documents will only apply if the issuance date listed on the request, notice, or decision is between March 1 and July 1, 2020.

If you have any additional questions regarding how the new coronavirus may affect your immigration status, please give our knowledgeable, compassionate Wisconsin immigration firm a call today. We remain open for business and here to help.

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