March 27, 2023
USCIS announces COVID-related updates
On March 23, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the end of the COVID-19 flexibilities for responding to requests, notices, and decisions issued in connection with certain immigration benefits and programs. Under this announcement, for requests, notices, and decisions issued after March 23, USCIS will consider a response as timely received by the deadline listed in the notice or request. Also, on March 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced termination of the following Order: "Requirements for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 for Aircraft Passengers Traveling to the United States from the People's Republic of China." U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced this termination via its Carrier Liaison Program, which provides guidance and training to international airlines on U.S. entry requirements, on March 14, confirming that the requirements no longer apply to travelers coming from People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macau.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY Law LLP, and attached below, provides additional details.
Full text of Tax Alert