October 25, 2022
USCIS again extends COVID-19-related flexibilities
On 24 October 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is extending the flexibilities for responding to requests, notices, and decisions issued in connection with certain immigration benefits and programs, including, but not limited to: (i) Requests for evidence; (ii) Notices of intent to deny; (iii) Notices of intent to revoke; and (iv) Notices of intent to rescind.
Under these continued flexibilities, USCIS will consider a response as timely received if the following conditions are met: (i) The request or notice was issued between 1 March 2020 and 24 January 2023 (inclusive); and (ii) The response was received by USCIS within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the request or notice.
In addition, USCIS will consider Forms I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, and Forms N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the Immigration and Nationality Act) where: (i) USCIS issued a decision between 1 November 2021 and 24 January 2023 (inclusive); and (ii) The form was filed up to 90 calendar days from the issuance of that decision.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY Law LLP, and attached below, provides additional details.
Full text of Tax Alert