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Deferred Action Process – Application Filing Process and Filing Tips

Three different USCIS forms must be completed and mailed in a single package. Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, will not be accepted if it is not sent along with the other two forms, Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization and Form I-765WS, Worksheet. To avoid denial, complete and mail these three forms to a USCIS lockbox.

Form I-765, must be filed in order to request a federal work permit along with deferred action. Once you complete the forms, go through the forms and ensure that you sign Forms I-821D and I-765. You may type the answers into your form or you may fill the form using black ink, by hand. It is wise to use a new form, if you make a mistake.

While you fill your application, use the same format to write you name and date of birth, in both the forms. Changes in the way you fill out such information may result in delay in processing your request. Make sure that you do not make even a small mistake as it may lead to the denial of your request and there is no option to re-open your case. It is mandatory to use the current version of Form I-765. Read all the form instructions before you start filling your form.

The other thing that you must remember is the difference between Form I-821 and Form I-821D. Form I-821, is the USCIS form that must be filed to apply for Temporary Protected Status. Hence you must use Form I-821D to apply for deferred action.

Forms without the required filing fee will not be accepted by the USCIS. USCIS may consider requests for fee waivers only in certain circumstances. You may file your request for deferred action along with a check of $465, which includes the biometrics fee and filing fee for Form I-765.

Fill out the form completely and make sure that you do not leave any columns blank. The columns where you must write your name, address and date of birth, must not be left blank. The supporting documents that you send play an important part, and hence it is mandatory to submit copies of all the relevant documents that are needed to establish your eligibility to receive deferred action. Supporting documents will help the USCIS to decide on your case.

Read all the guidelines and submit a request for deferred action only if you are eligible to receive deferred action. Review all that you had mentioned and verify all the supporting documents before you could mail the application package to a USCIS lockbox facility.


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