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COVID-19: USCIS announces flexibility for applicants responding to Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny, and other USCIS requests

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 30, 2020

    In response to COVID-19, USCIS adopts measures to assist applicants and petitioners responding to certain Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny, Notices of Intent to Revoke and Notices of Intent to Terminate, as well as certain filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion. This flexibility applies where the issuance date listed on the relevant request, notice or decision is between March 1, 2020 and May 1, 2020, inclusive. Any such requests received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice will be considered by USCIS before any action is taken. [ID #665]

    USCIS Expands Flexibility for Responding to USCIS Requests
  2. Effective Date

    March 30, 2020
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  4. Biden Administration Action: Approved/Retained

    January 28, 2021

    USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    This Biden administration policy extends the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On January 28, 2021, USCIS extended flexibility for responding to agency requests. The flexibility applies to documents with issuance dates listed as between March 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, inclusive.

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  5. Biden Administration Action: Approved/Retained

    June 24, 2021

    2021.06.24 USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    This Biden administration policy further extends the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On June 24, 2021, USCIS extended flexibility for responding to agency requests. The flexibility applies to documents with issuance dates listed as between March 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021, inclusive.

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  6. Biden Administration Action: Approved/Retained

    September 24, 2021

    2021.09.24 USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    This Biden administration policy again extends the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On September 24, 2021, USCIS extended flexibility for responding to agency requests. The flexibility applies to documents with issuance dates listed as between March 1, 2020, and January 15, 2022, inclusive.

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Current Status

Fully in Effect
January 28, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
June 24, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
September 24, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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