USCIS Once Again Extends Additional 60-day Additional Response Time for Most Service Communications

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is again extending the period for issuance of communications allowing 60 days’ additional response time, first announced on March 30, 2020 as an accommodation during the COVID pandemic.

The original pronouncement allowed 60 additional days to respond to Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny, Notices of Intent to Revoke, and several other types of communications issued from March 1 to May 1, 2020.

The latest announcement extends the applicability of the 60-day additional response window to communications issued up through July 25, 2022.

Note that the 60-day additional response period, on top of the 30- or 87-day period normally granted, isn’t what’s being extended here; all impacted communications are still getting only an additional 60 days.

It’s the period during which these communications are issued – and so are getting the additional 60-day response time – that’s being extended to July 25, 2022.