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

Purpose of Form

To request that USCIS consider granting or renewing deferred 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 7; Instructions 14.

Edition Date

06/04/14. 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 fee to request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, including employment authorization and biometric services, is $465 and cannot be waived.

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
  • Initial Request or Renewal Request
  • Expiration date of most recent period of DACA (renewals only)
  • A-Number (renewals only)

- Form I-765:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Eligibility Category

- Complete Form I-765WS.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/19/2015