Deferred Action – Application Filing Tips

A few steps are involved in filing a request for deferred action. You must file three different forms, along with the supporting documentation and fees. Remember that even a smallest mistake will lead to the denial of your request. Hence it is wise to go through the instructions before could file an application to request deferred action.

Three different forms, Form I-821D, Form I-765 and Form I-765WS must be completed and mailed together in a single package. Form I-821D for deferred action will be accepted only if you mail it along with the USCIS Forms I-765 and I-765WS, to request employment authorization. Go through the mailing instructions and send your application to the correct USCIS lockbox, as there is no option to file the forms online. Check your forms after you fill in all the required data and sign Forms I-821D and I-765. The data that you fill in each form must be the same and make sure that you write your date of birth in the same format. Write your full name and if there are changes in the forms, the processing of your request may be delayed. Remember that you must use Form I-821D, to request deferred action and don’t file Form I-821, which is used to apply for Temporary Protected Status. Forms I-821D and I-821 are both used for different purposes.

None of these forms that are used to request deferred action, can be e-filed. The three forms, Forms I-821D, I-765 and I-765WS, must be completed and mailed together. Remember that you must mail the required supporting documents along with the application package and forms without initial evidence and fees will not be considered by the USCIS. Send the exact fee of $465, along with your application. While you fill up the form, make sure that you do not leave any space blank. Documents that are needed to prove that you are eligible are more important. USCIS will make a decision, on reviewing all the documents that you send and hence it is mandatory to send all the relevant supporting documents. Type your answers or fill the form using black ink and fill a new form, if you make a mistake, to avoid denial. Before you could submit a request, ensure that you meet all the eligibility requirements for deferred action. Remember that your request will not be considered if you are above age 31.