COVID 19 Flexibility end for responding to USCIS
Certain COVID-related flexibilities that USCIS first announced in March 2020 end today, March 23, 2023. Applicants and petitioners must respond to any notices or requests from USCIS dated after March 23, 2023, by the deadlines listed in the notice or request. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that certain flexibilities it first announced in March 2020, to address the COVID-19 pandemic will end on March 23, 2023. USCIS previously notified the public in its Jan. 24, 2023, announcement that barring any changes presented by the pandemic, the extension of these flexibilities announced on Jan. 24 would be the last. In March 2020, in response to the COVID-related flexibilities that USCIS announced that it would offer flexibility to help applicants, petitioners, and requestors meet their deadlines. USCIS continued to announce extensions of this flexibility on multiple occasions.