Great news regarding responding to deadlines set by USCIS. A couple of days ago USCIS announced that they are extending the flexibility in responding to their Notices. Originally announced in March 2020, now it is continued, USCIS will grant additional time for applicants to respond.
To help applicants, petitioners, and requestors who are responding to certain:
If you received any notice from USCIS that sets a date for you to respond, and the notice bears a date From March 1, 2020 and March 26, 2022, USCIS is giving extra time. For example if you received a Request for Evidence dated December 20, 2021 which says you have 30 days to respond, USCIS is granting more time to respond.
60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice.
This flexibility applies to the documents above if the issuance date listed on the request. But only for notice or decision issued between March 1, 2020, and March 26, 2022. USCIS will accept responses received within 60 calendar days after the response due.
Yes, there is a special deadline, For Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, or Form N-336, USCIS will consider as follows:
I know that USCIS has erroneously denied cases even though the response was within the extended deadline. If you can respond within the original deadline, I would do everything possible to do that.