Signature Flexibility and Extended USCIS Deadlines

USCIS has announced that the reproduced signature flexibility that was implemented on March 20, 2020, became permanent policy effective on July 25, 2022. On March 20, 2020, USCIS specified that a document may be scanned, faxed, photocopied, or similarly reproduced provided that the copy was of an original document containing an original handwritten signature and that for forms that require an original “wet” signature USCIS would accept electronically reproduced original signatures.

In addition, USCIS also announced that the automatic 60-day extension has been extended to October 23, 2022. This means that any RFE or NOID that was issued on or before October 23, 2022, has an automatic 60-day extension from the due date stated in the RFE or NOID.

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