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

Update: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

 

In compliance with an order of a United States District Court, effective December 7, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is:

  • Accepting first-time requests for consideration of deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order;
  • Accepting DACA renewal requests based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order;
  • Accepting applications for advance parole documents based on the terms of the DACA policy prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order;
  • Extending one-year grants of deferred action under DACA to two years; and
  • Extending one-year employment authorization documents under DACA to two years.

USCIS will take appropriate steps to provide evidence of the one-year extensions of deferred action and employment authorization documents under DACA to individuals who were issued documentation on or after July 28, 2020, with a one-year validity period under the defunct policy.

DHS will comply with the order while it remains in effect, but DHS may seek relief from the order.

Use this form to request that we consider granting or renewing deferred action on a case-by-case basis using 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, unless the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chooses to terminate the deferral. Individuals filing Form I-821D must also file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-765WS, Form I-765 Worksheet.

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Form Details

Edition Date

04/24/19. We will publish a new edition of this form soon. In the meantime, you may continue using the 04/24/19 edition despite the expiration date. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.

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

Complete all sections of the form. We will reject your form if these fields are missing:

  • Part 1 – Information About You
    • Initial Request or Renewal Request
    • Expiration date of most recent period of DACA (renewals only)
    • Family Name
    • U.S. Mailing Address
    • Alien Registration Number (renewals only)
    • Date of Birth
  • Part 4 – Criminal, National Security, and Public Safety Information (for initial and renewal requests)
    • Questions 1 – 7 must be marked “Yes” or “No”

We recommend reading our Lockbox filing tips.

Don’t forget to sign your form! We will reject any unsigned form.

Filing Fee
$495.

The fee to request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, including employment authorization and biometric services, is $495, and cannot be waived. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.

Special Instructions

To receive an e-Notification when we receive your form, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and clip it to the front of your Form I-821D.

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