Once you are determined to be eligible, you will need to do the following:
- Collect documents (e.g., school records, medical records, financial records, employment records, military records) as evidence that you meet the guidelines. Click here to learn more about collecting the required documents.
- Download and print the forms for deferred action and work authorization from the USCIS website: Form I-821D, Form I-765, and Form I-765WS.
- Complete the forms and mail them along with the $465 fee.
If you fail to submit a completed Form I-765 (along with the accompanying filing fees for that form, totaling $465), USCIS will not consider your request for deferred action.
- Schedule a biometrics services appointment at your local USCIS Application Support Center.
- Check the status of your request online.
For a list of FREE legal service providers who can help you complete these steps, click here.
Forms and Instructions:
Please read the form instructions to ensure that you submit all the required documentation to support your request. All three forms and instructions are available below and on USCIS.gov.
Instructions for Form 1-821D: Consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Form 1-821D: Consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Instructions for Form 1-765: Application for Employment Authorization
Form 1-765: Application for Employment Authorization
Form 1-765WS: Worksheet
Fee Exemption Guidance