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USCIS Announces Certain COVID-19-Related Flexibilities

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced they will be extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilties through March 23, 2023. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before taking any action. If the request or notice was issued between March 1, 2022, and March 23, 2023, including:

  • Requests for Evidence
  • Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14)
  • Notices of Intent to Deny
  • Notices of Intent to Revoke
  • Notices of Intent to Rescind
  • Notices of Intent to Terminate regional centers
  • Notices of Intent to Withdraw Temporary Protected Status
  • Motions to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant

In addition, USCIS will consider a Form I-290B (Notice of Appeal or Motion) or a Form N-366 (Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings) under Section 366 of the INA, if the following applies: 

  • The form was filed up to 90 calendar days from the issuance of a decision USCIS made
  • USCIS made that decision between November 1, 2021, and March 23, 2023 
USCIS anticipates that, barring changes presented by the pandemic, this will be the final extension of these accommodations, and requesters must comply with the response requirements set forth in any request or notice dated after March 23, 2023, and consistent with permanent flexibility offered due to unforeseen circumstances. As a reminder, the reproduced signature flexibility announced in March 2020 became a permanent policy on July 25, 2022.

You can find USCIS updates related to COVID-19 at For more information on permanent flexibilities offered to petitioners, please visit the Immigration Relief in Emergencies or Unforeseen Circumstances page, and you can always contact our office if you have any questions at

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