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I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Purpose of Form

To request that USCIS consider deferring action, on a case-by-case basis, based on guidelines described in the Secretary of Homeland Security's memorandum issued June 15, 2012. Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Individuals who receive deferred action will not be placed into removal proceedings or removed from the United States for a specified period of time. Individuals filing Form I-821D must also file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-765WS, Form I-765 Worksheet.

Number of Pages

Form 6; Instructions 10.

Edition Date

06/25/13. No previous editions accepted.

Where to File

Where you file depends on your state of residence; check our Filing Addresses for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals for the correct mailing address.

Filing Fee

The total fee for Forms I-821D, I-765 and the I-765WS is $465. This fee includes a $380 fee for Form I-765 and an $85 biometric services fee.

Special Instructions

 Since you will file your forms at a USCIS Lockbox facility:

To ensure your request is accepted for processing:

  • Sign the forms.
  • Submit the correct fees.
  • Send the documentation required by the form instructions.
  • Ensure you complete these required form fields:

- Form I-821D:

  • Family Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth

- Form I-765:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Eligibility Category

- Complete Form I-765WS.

This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/I-821D

Last Reviewed/Updated: 07/11/2013