USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests
USCIS announced on December 30, 2021 that it will continue its policy of extending grace periods to respond to agency requests, including responses to requests for evidence (RFEs) and other requests.
Since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact began in earnest in the United States, USCIS has provided applicants an additional 60 days to respond to various agency requests recognizing that the pandemic has caused delays in obtaining documents from third parties or in delivering documents through courier services. This 60-day grace period applies to any request, notice or decision issued between March 1, 2020 and March 26, 2022.
If EB-5 investors have received any correspondence from USCIS, they should contact their immigration attorneys and regional centers immediately so that they may timely respond to any requests by USCIS.
If you have any questions about USCIS policy, contact a Behring team member today to learn more.