I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
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 (PDF). 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.
01/09/17. Previous edition dated 06/04/14 is also accepted. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
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. The form will be rejected 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”
Don’t forget to sign your form! We will reject any unsigned form.
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.
Since you will file your forms at a USCIS Lockbox facility:
We recommend reading our Lockbox Filing Tips.
To receive an e-Notification when your forms have been accepted, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the front of the Form I-821D.
To ensure your request is accepted for processing:
Sign the forms.
Submit the correct fees.
Send the documentation required by the form instructions.
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|Arizona, California||USCIS Phoenix Lockbox Facility USCIS P.O. Box 20700 Phoenix, AZ 85036-0700||USCIS Phoenix Lockbox Facility USCIS Attn: DACA 1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85034|
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Guam,
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Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware,
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