I-881, Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (Pursuant to Section 203 of Public Law 105-100 (NACARA))

Purpose of Form

Use this form if you are a foreign national who is eligible to apply for suspension of deportation or special rule cancellation of removal under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA).

You may use this form only if you:

  • Are a national of Guatemala and: 
    • First entered the United States on or before October 1, 1990, and registered for ABC benefits by submitting an ABC registration form to the former INS on or before December 31, 1991, or affirmatively filed an I-589 application between December 19, 1990 and December 31, 1991 and have not been apprehended at time of entry after December 19, 1990; or
    • Filed an application for asylum on or before April 1, 1990.
  • Are a national of  El Salvador and:
    • First entered the United States on or before Sept19, 1990; and registered for ABC benefits by either submitting an ABC registration form to the former INS or applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on or before October 31, 1991 or affirmatively filed an I-589 application between Dec 19, 1990 and Oct 31, 1991, and have not been apprehended at time of entry after December 19, 1990; or
    • Filed an application for asylum on or before April 1, 1990.
  • Entered the U.S. on or before Dec 31, 1990, filed for asylum on, or before Dec 31, 1991; and at the time that you filed your application for asylum you were a national of: 
    • Albania
    • Bulgaria
    • Czechoslovakia
    • East Germany
    • Estonia
    • Hungary
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Poland
    • Soviet Union or any republic of the former Soviet Union
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Yugoslavia or any state of the former Yugoslavia

OR

  • Are a spouse, child, or unmarried son or daughter of a person described above, so long as the familial relationship existed at the time when your spouse or parent was granted NACARA 203.

Number of Pages

Form 8; Instructions 10.

Edition Date

03/21/17. You can also use previous editions. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

If you live inThen mail your application to
Alaska
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Washington
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USCIS California Service Center
P.O. Box 10881
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-0881
 
Alabama
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District of Columbia
Florida
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Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
United States Virgin Islands
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
 Wyoming
USCIS Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-881
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0881

Don’t forget to sign your form! Your application may be rejected and returned to you if it isn’t signed.

Filing Fee

The filing fee is $285. All immediate family members who file their applications in a single package with USCIS (for example: a married couple with 4 children) are eligible for the family filing fee of $570. 

If you file this form with the immigration court, the fee is $165 for 1 or more applicants in the same proceeding. However, this fee is not required if  USCIS does not grant your application and refer it to the immigration court for further proceedings.

You may be required to pay a biometrics fee of $85 per person. Exceptions apply; see form instructions for additional details. If you are paying by check, make it payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
 

Special Instructions

This page can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/i-881

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