USCIS Extends Flexibility Policies Due to Coronavirus

by Alexander J. Segal on May. 18, 2020

Immigration Immigration  Deportation Immigration  Visa 

Summary: On May 1, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is extending its policy of granting additional flexibility to applicants and petitioners responding to certain USCIS requests due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

immigration attorney nycOn May 1, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is extending its policy of granting additional flexibility to applicants and petitioners responding to certain USCIS requests due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak [PDF version]. We covered the initial policy announcement on site [see blog].

The USCIS's flexibility policy applies to the following notices and forms:

- 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; and
- Filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.

The USCIS's flexibility policy applies only to the documents listed above and only if the relevant notice or decision is between March 1, 2020, and July 1, 2020.

Under the policy, the USCIS will consider responses to affected notices and forms so long as they are submitted within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice. Regarding the Form I-290B, the USCIS will consider any affected Form I-290B that it receives up to 60 calendar days from the date of the relevant decision.

We will continue to update the site with more information about immigration issues affected by the coronavirus outbreak as it becomes available.

Please visit the nyc immigration lawyers website for further information. The Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal, PLLC focuses vast segment of its practice on immigration law. This steadfast dedication has resulted in thousands of immigrants throughout the United States.

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