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USCIS Further Extends Notice Deadlines Due to COVID-19

On May 1, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a policy update regarding assisting applicants and petitioners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the press release, USCIS is extending the deadline to respond to certain agency requests. The extended deadline for responding is now 60 calendar days from the original due date set forth in the request or notice. This extension covers the following types of requests issued between May 2, 2020 and July 1, 2020:

  • “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.”

This is the second extension announced by USCIS in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The previous extension applied to notices issued between March 1, 2020, and May 1, 2020.

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