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USCIS Extends The Covid-19 Flexible Reply Time For RFEs, NOIDs, etc.

Due to Covid-19, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) extends the flexible reply time to respond to Requests For Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent To Deny (NOIDs), etc., until January 24, 2023.

What is Flexible Reply Time?

Flexible reply time adds an extra 60 days to your original deadline to reply to the USCIS for the notices listed below.

USCIS Notices With The Flexible Time Extension

The notices, requests and documents below have the flexible or additional 60 days reply time:

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

Flexible Period Dates

This flexible period will apply to USCIS notices, requests or decisions issued from March 1, 2020, through January 24, 2023.

What Does This Extension of Flexible Time Mean?

This extension means you have an additional 60 days to respond to any of the notices listed above before the USCIS denies your application. This is useful where COVID-19 has made it difficult for people to gather all their necessary documents quickly.

Ask Your Lawyer

Please consult your immigration lawyer to determine the best way to respond to the USCIS for your case. Your lawyer is a good starting point for preventing immigration problems. 

Finally, if you have any questions, our law office is willing to help you find your best immigration solution.

To learn more about this immigration matter or to schedule an appointment with our immigration lawyer, Doreen Emenike, please call us at (626-256-8500.

Read More: How to respond to a USCIS Request For Evidence (RFE)

Read More: A Citizenship Interview at USCIS & 2022 Citizenship Updates

About the author

Doreen Emenike is an immigration lawyer with over 20 years of experience. She helps people live in the U.S. legally and works at the Law Offices of Doreen A. Emenike.

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