USCIS Extends Flexibility for RFEs, NOIDs, Appeals, Issued Through 25.Jul.2022

Once again, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the response time flexibility, initially announced on March 30, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This flexibility applies to applicants and petitioners responding to any of the following, issued from March 1, 2020, through July 25, 2022:

  • Requests for Evidence (RFEs)
  • Continuations to request evidence (N-14)
  • Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs)
  • Notices of Intent to Revoke (NOIRs)
  • Notices of Intent to Rescind
  • Notices of Intent to Terminate regional investment centers
  • Motions to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant

In addition, the USCIS will consider a Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, or Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA), if BOTH of these conditions are met:

  • The form was filed up to 90 calendar days from the issuance of a decision
  • The USCIS made that decision between November 1, 2021, through July 25, 2022

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 action. USCIS will consider a form I-290B received up to 90 calendar days from the date of the decision before it takes any action.


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