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Last Modified:Thursday, September 07, 2017

Deferred Action - I-821D-Application-Deferred-Action-Childhood-Arrival-Procedures


To apply for Deferred Action, you will need to submit a hand-signed and completed copy of Form I-821D, supporting documentation (discussed in the section entitled “I-821D Requirements”), Form I-765 which is the form for employment authorization and Form I-765WS which is the form that determines whether or not you are eligible for employment authorization. The address that you will need to submit this package to is listed on Form I-821D.

Once these forms have been received by the USCIS they will send you a receipt confirming that they have received it. Upon their review of the documents they will then schedule you for an interview.

At the interview the USCIS will determine whether or not you are appropriate for the Deferred Action program, take your biometrics such as fingerprints and such, and conduct a background check to assess the validity of your application materials. If USCIS determines that you qualify for Deferred Action you will be sent your employment authorization and you may begin working legally in the United States.

This process will likely take a long period of time due to the large number of applicants who may be eligible, so be sure to carefully fill out your forms and collect your documents in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: THE USCIS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING INITIAL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM.