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

Use this form if you are an alien 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 Oct.1, 1990, and registered for ABC benefits by submitting an ABC registration form to the former INS on or before Dec. 31, 1991, or affirmatively filed Form I-589 application between Dec. 19, 1990 and Dec.31, 1991 and have not been apprehended at time of entry after Dec.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 Sept. 19, 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 Oct. 31, 1991 or affirmatively filed Form I-589 between Dec. 19, 1990 and Oct. 31, 1991, and have not been apprehended at time of entry after Dec. 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.

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Edition Date

11/08/19. 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
If you live inThen mail your application to
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USCIS California Service Center
P.O. Box 10881
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-0881
 
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  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
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  • Wyoming
USCIS Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-881
38 River Road
Essex Junction, VT 05479-0001

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

Filing Fee
$285.

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

If you file this form with the immigration court, the fee is $165 for one 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 the form instructions for additional details. If you are paying by check, make it payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request.

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