Update: USCIS Expands Extensions to Due Dates of RFE/NOID/NOIR/NOIT Responses and AAO Appeals

On May 1, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expanded the extensions to the due date of certain Requests for Evidence (RFEs), Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), Notices of Intent to Revoke (NOIRs), Notices of Intent to Terminate (NOITs), as well as Motions to Reopen/Reconsider (MTRs) and Appeals filed with the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). Read our initial post about this provision here.

For RFEs, NOIDs, NOIRs, and NOITs, issued between March 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020, the USCIS will consider responses as timely filed if received within 60 calendar days after the due date specified in the request or notice.

For adverse decisions (denials) issued between March 1, 2020 and July 1, the USCIS will consider motions or appeals as timely filed if if received within 60 calendar days of the date of the decision.

In the official announcement, the USCIS noted it would provide further updates as the situation develops, indicating that this leniency may be further expanded if the situation has not improved by July.

Read the official USCIS announcement here.

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