Back to Top skip to main content
Green and Spiegel - An Immigration Law Firm - United States
May 1, 2020

ALERT – USCIS Announces 60-Day Extension of Deadlines for RFEs and other Agency Requests

Joshua H. Rolf

Quick Takeaways:

  • If RFE, NOID, NOIR, Denial, or other Agency request issued between March 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020, may submit up-to-60-days beyond stated deadline or decision date.
  • New notices will not be issued.

On May 1, 2020, USCIS announced that it will allow an extra sixty (60) days for timely responses to the following agency requests issued between March 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020:

  • Requests for Evidence (“RFE”);
  • Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14);
  • Notices of Intent to Deny (“NOID”);
  • Notices of Intent to Revoke (“NOIR”);
  • NOIRs and Notices of Intent to Terminate regional investment centers; and
  • Filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.

USCIS will not issue new notices to account for the extended response time, and instead will refrain from taking any action on the above-listed requests until more than 60 days beyond the deadline. For Form I-290B filings, this 60-day deadline will be counted from the date of decision. It appears that this guidance applies equally to RFE/NOID responses that will be sent to USCIS Service Centers, or which must be submitted in-person at USCIS Field Offices (which remain closed for routine interactions through at least June 3, 2020).

If you have any questions regarding if or how this announcement affects your case, please do not hesitate to call our office.

Related Team

Joshua H. Rolf

Joshua H. Rolf

(215) 395-8959

(215) 395-8959

email Joshua

Philadelphia (US Headquarters)

Full Biography

Joshua H. Rolf

Recent Blogs

Aug 06, 2020

The U.S. Dept. of Labor and Immigration Authorities are Going to Examine Business Immigration Petitioners Much More Closely

The U.S. government and state agencies which regulate recruitment, hiring, and employment are integrating. They are sharing more information and increasingly possess tools for analysis, investigation, and reporting which rival those of the private sector. This makes the practical costs of mistakes, negligence, and fraud more significant and suggests that businesses look carefully policies and procedures to mitigate risk.

Jul 31, 2020

District Court Judge Rebukes Trump Administration Again

Nationwide Injunction Entered Against Application of Public Charge Rule by USCIS and DOS

Jul 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Justice Slaps Down Company's Attempt to Hire Only Foreign Workers

On July 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with ASTA CRS Inc. of Virginia (“ASTA”) which resolves complaints that ASTA discriminated against U.S. workers in hiring. Of issue was ASTA’s job announcements and procedures which sought exclusively foreign workers and made clear the company’s preference for hiring non-U.S. persons. These were violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and the settlement saddles ASTA with policy changes, training, and DOJ oversight.