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USCIS Expands Flexibility for Responding to USCIS Requests

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it adopted measures to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain Requests for Evidence (RFE) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID).
This alert clarifies that this flexibility also applies to certain Notices of Intent to Revoke (NOIR) and Notices of Intent to Terminate (NOIT) regional investment centers, as well as certain filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.

Notice/Request/Decision Issuance Date:

This flexibility applies to an RFE, NOID, NOIR, NOIT or appealable decision within AAO jurisdiction and the issuance date listed on the request, notice or decision is between March 1, 2020 and May 1, 2020, inclusive.

Response Due Date:

Any response to an RFE, NOID, NOIR, or NOIT received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice will be considered by USCIS before any action is taken.

Any Form I-290B received up to 60 calendar days from the date of the decision will be considered by USCIS before it takes any action.

New I-94 Process

Earlier this year U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began phasing out the I-94 cards issued to nonimmigrant visitors and implementing a new online version.

Instead of receiving the white or green card stapled to the passport upon entry into the U.S. by sea or air, the CBP is endorsing the passport with an admission stamp that specifies the date of admission, class of admission and admitted until date.

The foreign national is required to visit the CBP website (, to retrieve the Admission (I-94) number.

This is done by entering his or her information as listed on the travel document used to enter the U.S. (e.g., name, date of birth, passport number, date of entry, and class of admission) and printing the page containing evidence of lawful admission and the expiration date of the authorized stay.

If the information is incorrect or unavailable, the foreign visitor may need to visit a local CBP office.

Foreign visitors entering by land will continue to be issued  paper I-94 cards upon entry.

I-140 Approval for RN

In order to provide a realistic expectation of USCIS processing times, we occasionally list processing times of recent cases that we have filed.

Here is a recently approved I-140 petition for a Registered Nurse we filed with the Texas Service Center:

Case #: SRC1002951009
Service Center: Texas Service Center
Date Filed: 11/11/2009
Date Approved: 12/15/2009
Premium Processing (yes/No): No
I-140 Processing time:  34 days.

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