USCIS Update

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued yet another extension to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors respond to agency requests through Oct.  23, 2022. In addition, USCIS made March 20, 2020, Signature Policy Permanent. Read more about this USCIS update here.

What request dates does this extension apply to?

Under this extension, USCIS will consider a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date before taking any action, if the issuance date listed on the request or notice is between March 1, 2020, and Oct. 23, 2022.

What types of requests are covered in this extension?

Under this extension, the following requests are included:

  • Requests for Evidence;
  • Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14);
  • 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; and
  • Motions to Reopen an N-400 Pursuant to 8 CFR 335.5, Receipt of Derogatory Information After Grant.

USCIS will also consider a Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, or a Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA), if:

  • The form was filed up to 90 calendar days from the issuance of a decision we made; and
  • We made that decision between Nov. 1, 2021, and Oct. 23, 2022, inclusive.

USCIS Signature Felixibility Policy Now Permanent

As of July 25, 2022, USCIS made the March 20, 2020, Signature Flexibility Policy PERMANENT. This means that as a matter of policy USCIS will accept all benefit forms and documents with reproduced original signatures, including the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, for submissions dated March 21, 2020, and beyond. This means that a document may be scanned, faxed, photocopied, or similarly reproduced provided that the copy must be of an original document containing an original handwritten signature “wet” signature.

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Read the Updates from USCIS Here

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