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COVID-19 Flexibilities Ended by USCIS

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that certain flexibilities originally announced at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 expired on March 23, 2023.

Any notices or requests from USCIS dated after March 23, 2023 must be responded to by the date listed on the notice or request:

  • 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

  • Requests for Evidence

  • Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14)

  • Motions to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant

Additionally, USCIS announced that Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion or Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings must be submitted by the deadlines in the form instructions.

The flexibilities regarding reproduced signatures became policy announced on July 25, 2022, and the agency will continue to accept scanned signatures for submitted petitions.

Please contact your designated Meltzer Hellrung attorney with any questions.