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Coronavirus Impact: US Offers 60 Day Grace Period To H-1 B Visaholders


Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the US government has allowed a grace period of 60 days to green card applicants as well as H-1B visa holders who were earlier sent notices for submission of some documents.

Coronavirus Impact: US Offers 60 Day Grace Period To H-1 B Visaholders

Accordingly, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Friday said the extension has been served in respect of continuation to request evidence (N-14), notices of intent for denying, notices of intent for revoking, notices of intent to rescind, request for evidence as well as for filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.

"USCIS will consider a response to the above requests and notices received within 60 calendar days r the response due date set in the request or notice before taking action," it said.

Also, the USICS shall take into account a form I-290B received until 60 calendar days from the decision date before taking on any step.

"USCIS is adopting several measures to protect our workforce and community and to minimise the immigration consequences for those seeking immigration benefits during this time," it said.

Read more about: coronavirus us h1 b visa
Story first published: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 15:11 [IST]
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