USCIS Extends Coronavirus Flexibility Policy to 2021 (60-day deadline extension for various filings)

Due to the continuance of the Covid-19 pandemic, USCIS is extending its accommodations that was first implemented in March of 2020. These accommodations will officially extend to January 1, 2021, with the possibility of further extensions depending on the nature of the pandemic.

The extended accommodations include an additional 60-day deadline extension for various response filings. Specifically, those who have received a Request for Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), Notice of Intent to Terminate EB-5 Regional Center (NOIT), Notice of Intent to Revoke (NOIR) or Notice of Intent to Rescind between the dates of March 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021 will be given an extra 60 days to respond beyond the original deadline date. Furthermore, USCIS will be granting 60 days to file an I-290B, motion required to reopen an adverse USCIS decision, and N-336, Request for a hearing on a decision in naturalization proceedings. Normally, petitioner will have 30 days from the date of decision to file N-336 or I-290B. The extended USCIS policy will give petitioners 60 days to respond for decisions received between March 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021.

Here at Zhang and Associates, we have successfully represented thousands of non-immigrant and immigrant visas cases. We also understand that during this hectic time, your immigration needs are extremely important. If your needs are neglected, there can be very serious consequences that might disrupt your life. Here at Zhang & Associates, we try to keep you informed and ready. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any immigration related issue, our seasoned staff will be happy to help. For a free evaluation on your case or situation, please email us at

Former U.S. Consular officer, Attorney Sechyi Laiu joined Zhang & Associates, P.C. on June 26, 2017

At Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu specializes on Consular Processing cases and business development. Attorney Laiu also focuses on TN visas, E visas, CBP administrative proceedings (monetary confiscation, deferred inspection), and overseas financial compliance.

Prior to joining Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu worked for the U.S. Department of State as a Chinese and Portuguese speaking diplomat. As a consular-coned officer who served in Vancouver (Canada), Shenyang (P.R. China), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Attorney Laiu processed over 30,000 visa cases and worked in every section of Consular Affairs overseas (Fraud Prevention Unit, Immigrant Visas, Non-Immigrant Visas, and American Citizen Services).

He will use his experience and expertise to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients.

Founded in 1996, Zhang & Associates, P.C. offers legal services to clients worldwide in all aspects of U.S immigration law. We have successfully handled over ten thousand immigration cases.

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