The US government has decided to give an extension of 60 days for H-1B visa holders and Green Card applicants who have been asked to submit various documents in view of the prevailing situation over COVID-19.
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services said that the 60 day grace period is meant to respond to its requests pertaining to request for evidence, continuation to request evidence (N-14), notices for intent to deny, notices of intent to revoke, notices of intent to rescind and notices of intent to terminate regional investment centres, filing date requirements for Form I-290 B, notice for appeal or motion.
“USCIS will consider a response to the above requests and notices received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice before taking action”, a statement issued by the organization read.
It added: “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”.
Earlier in April, the US had decided to implemented strict measures and curtail the processing of Green card applications.
Presently, the US has over 65,000 deaths due to the deadly virus.