USCIS Extends RFE Deadlines for 60 Days

 

Roy Maurer By Roy Maurer March 30, 2020
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​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is giving employers an extra 60 days to respond to requests for evidence (RFEs) or notices of intent to deny due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the agency said.

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Applicants and petitioners who receive an RFE or notice of intent to deny dated between March 1 and May 1 may submit their responses within 60 calendar days after the deadline set in the notice. "USCIS is adopting several measures to protect our workforce and community, and to minimize the immigration consequences for those seeking immigration benefits during this time," the agency said.

(USCIS)

U.S. Immigration Practices, Services Upended

The escalating response to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted several facets of employment-based immigration to the United States. The federal government has taken several measures to address the spread of the virus, including closing offices, instituting travel bans and canceling in-person interviews.

(SHRM Online)

Form I-9 Review Requirements Relaxed

Employers operating completely remotely can defer the requirements to physically review Form I-9 documents in-person with new employees.

(SHRM Online)

Completing I-9 Verification During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Organizations with partially remote workforces or those with completely remote workforces that wish to proceed with the standard Form I-9 employment verification process using third-party representatives have some options.

(SHRM Online)

All Expedited Visa Processing Paused

USCIS has suspended all premium processing visa services until at least May 27.

(SHRM Online)

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