On December 23, 2016, USCIS posted a large number of new form versions with effective dates of December 23, 2016, to its website and indicated that no other versions of the forms would be accepted.
AILA immediately pushed back, making it clear that USCIS should have given notice to stakeholders and demanding a grace period during which prior form versions could be submitted. After considerable pressure from AILA and other stakeholders, USCIS announced on December 29, 2016, that it will accept prior versions of forms that were revised on December 23, 2016, until February 21, 2017. The only exception to this grace period is the Form N-400, as USCIS announced the version change to that form on December 13, 2016.
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