I-821D Official Form for DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Has Been Solidified DHS

The official process and forms for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was announced today in a conference call by director of the USCIS, Alejandro Mayorkas.

Immigrants who meet the official requirements for the Deferred Action policy will be able to file for deferred action on August 15, 2012, a Wednesday.

Form I-821D is the form that will defer removal proceedings, Form I-765 should be filed for work authorization along with Form I-765ws which will establish need for work authorization.

The total fees associated with filing for Deferred Action will be $465, a combination of the work authorization form and the biometric collection fee.

After the form has been completed and all required documentation has been filed properly the USCIS will issue a receipt to the requestor confirming that it has been received. Then an interview will be scheduled which will take place at an Application Support Center (ASC) where the applicants biometric data will be taken. After the interview, the requestor will submit to a background check before the case-by-case review process will commence.

The amount of time the government may take to be able to process these applications may be several months, but applicants will be able to check their application status online at USCIS.gov.

Regarding the issues of privacy, USCIS states that the guardians and relatives referred to in requestor’s application will not be turned in to ICE for removal proceedings, however, that information will be shared with national law enforcement agencies for the apprehension of criminals.

There is no deadline for this process and eligible immigrants may file at any time.