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USCIS Extends Existing Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

Extension Effective Through September 11, 2020

Wednesday July 1, 2020 - The extension of flexibility to agency requests, first announced by USCIS on March 30, 2020, has been extended through September 11, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This extension is to aid in effective assistance to petitioners and applicants responding to:

  • 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 N-336, Request for a hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA); or
  • Filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion

These flexibilities apply to the above if the issuance date listed falls between March 1, 2020 and September 11, 2020. 

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 any action. Form N-336 and Form I-290B will be considered if received up to 60 calendar days from the date of the decision before any action is taken. 

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USCIS will provide further updates as the situation develops and will continue to follow CDC guidance. Education and precautions are the strongest tools against COVID-19 infection. Please visit for USCIS updates.


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