On September 24, 2021, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced an additional extension of its March 30, 2020 decision to extend flexibilities in USCIS request responses. The original announcement was an effort to allow certain requesters, petitioners, and other applicants flexibility in responding to USCIS requests. Parties involved in any of the following response types may be eligible for the extension:
- Notices of Intent to Terminate Regional Centers
- Notices of Intent to Deny
- Notices of Intent to Rescind
- Notices of Intent to Revoke
- Requests for Evidence
- Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14)
- Motions to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant.
Additionally, under the following circumstances the agency is willing to consider a Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA) or Form-1-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion:
If any of these forms were filed at least 60 calendar days from a USCIS decision issuance; AND if the USCIS decision was (or is) made at some point between March 1, 2020 and Jan. 15, 2022.
Be aware of possible changes to response due dates. USCIS will review due dates set in the request or notice before taking any further action, and consider only those responses to the outlined notice and request types that were (or are) received within that 60-calendar-day period after the documented due date.
For questions regarding your eligibility for this additional flexibility extension, reach out to EB5AN. You may also find further USCIS updates on the matter here.