The U.S. Customs and Immigration Services has released new information regarding the deferred action program, which will begin accepting applications on August 15, 2012.
A nine-page instruction manual is now available on the USCIS website to help applicants through the deferred action process. It includes general application guidelines and detailed information on what constitutes proper documentation to prove identity, entry date into the United States, unlawful status in the United States, presence in the United States on June 15, 2012, school or army records and continuous residence in the United States for the past five years.
The I-821D form for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals is also available on the USCIS website, and applicants can either type in their information and print out a completed form or print the form and fill it out by hand.
Individuals who fill out an I-821D must also file the Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization and Form I-765WS Worksheet, both available on the USCIS website with the I-821D form. A G-1145 form is also available for applicants who wish to receive an e-notification when their paperwork has been accepted.
Application costs total $465, including a $380 form fee to process the I-765 paperwork and an $85 fee for required biometric services.
Applicants are also being urged to read the USCIS Lockbox Filing Tips to understand what exactly will happen to their forms after they are mailed to the appropriate USCIS facility.
To ensure that applications will be able to be processed properly, applicants are reminded to sign the forms in the appropriate locations, submit the required fees, include proper documentation and complete all required fields on the forms including family name, address and date of birth.
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