Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) 203: Eligibility to Apply With USCIS
Eligibility To Apply For NACARA 203 Relief
To be eligible to apply for NACARA 203 relief, you must be one of the following:·
You must not have been convicted of an aggravated felony to qualify for NACARA 203.
A qualified family member of an individual in one of the above categories is also eligible under NACARA 203.
Battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by an individual above, may be eligible to apply for NACARA 203 relief with an Immigration Judge (IJ). If you believe you may fall into this category, you should consult an immigration attorney or accredited representative to help you assess whether you may be eligible to apply for NACARA 203 relief.
Final Orders of Deportation or Removal
Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal
If you have been convicted of certain crimes, you may still be eligible to apply under a heightened standard, depending on the type of crime committed. If you applied with USCIS and you are subject to the heightened standard, we will refer your NACARA application to the Immigration Court for a decision.
Filing for NACARA 203 benefits with USCIS
File Form I-881, Application for Suspension of Deportation or Cancellation of Removal. For more information on how to file, see the “Form I-881, Application for Suspension of Deportation or Cancellation of Removal” link to the right. For more information on what happens after you file Form I-881, see the “NACARA 203 Decision Making Process” link to the right.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/03/2009