FDA seems to agree with you. They are under heat for not doing remote audits. We had our remote ISO 13485 audit a few months ago. It's tedious.
We are based in India and have been audited by a prestigious UK NB by their office based in India for more than three years for ISO 13485 .Our surveillance audit is due in March 21 .
The NB has informed us that we have to pay full amount but they will not be able to certify us unless their management allows them to visit our site and that may happen only after a few more months because of pandemic ...time not specified .
They also informed us that if we do not agree our certificate would be cancelled !!
what do we do till then ?? remain without a certificate ?
what are the options ?
Any help would be highly appreciated