USCIS Updates Policy Manual on Timely Paper-Based Filings
The USCIS has issued a policy update today regarding timeframes for paper-based filings and responses ending on Saturdays, Sundays, or federal holidays. Effective immediately, USCIS will consider a filing or response submitted on paper timely if received by the end of the next business day when the last day to file a benefit request or respond to a USCIS action falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday. Please note that the receipt date will continue to reflect the date USCIS physically received the request. This policy update will apply to all benefit requests and responses to Requests for Evidence and notices of intent to deny, rescind, revoke, or terminate pending or received by USCIS on paper on or after March 29, 2023. This includes paper filings with USCIS before a certain time period ends or event occurs, such as before a period of lawful status ends or an individual reaches a certain age.
It is important to note that this policy update does not affect electronic filings or responses submitted electronically, which they consider received immediately upon submission.