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USCIS Form I-821D - Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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Form I-821D Eligibility Prequalification

Let’s get some information to determine if you are eligible for DACA.

  • If you are currently in immigration detention, you may not request consideration of DACA or renewal of DACA from USCIS. CitizenPath recommends that you contact an experienced immigration attorney.

  • USCIS is accepting applications for the initial consideration of DACA. However, CitizenPath prefers that you work with an immigration attorney that can analyze your situation and determine your eligibility.

Eligibility guidelines require applicants to be under 31 years of age on June 15, 2012.

Generally, you must be at least 15 years of age when you apply.
  • Generally, you must be at least 15 years old to apply for consideration of DACA. Exceptions may be available if you are in removal proceedings, have a final order of removal, or have an order of voluntary departure. We recommend that you contact an experienced immigration attorney.


You are only eligible if you entered the U.S. without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful status expired before June 15, 2012.

For DACA eligibility, you must fit into one of these categories.

You must have entered the country and made it your home before turning 16 years of age.
You can find your expiration date on your approval paperwork or the front of your Employment Authorization Card (work permit).
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  • You entered an invalid date.

You can find your expiration date (mm/dd/yy) on your approval paperwork or the front of your Employment Authorization Card (work permit).


You must have been living in the U.S. and consider the U.S. your home since June 15, 2007.  Explain more >>

Generally, you must have had an advance parole document to leave the U.S. temporarily and return.

  • Congratulations, it's likely that you are eligible to apply for DACA. Click "next page" to continue.
  • Congratulations, it's likely that you are eligible to renew DACA. Click "next page" to continue.
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Congratulations, you're most likely eligible to apply for DACA.

Let's start with some simple questions that cover criminal, national security and public safety information.

Do not include minor traffic violations unless they were alcohol- or drug-related. You should include incidents handled in juvenile court.
  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.
  • Upon printing this form, you will find an extra sheet attached for Additional Information. Please hand write or type the circumstances and include a full explanation.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.
  • Upon printing this form, you will find an extra sheet attached for Additional Information. Please hand write or type the circumstances and include a full explanation.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.
Have you EVER engaged in, ordered, incited, assisted or otherwise participated in any of the following:

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.

Removal proceedings and removal orders typically occur in a court or at a border entry.  Explain more >>
  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.
Removal Proceedings

  • Upon printing this form, you will find an extra sheet attached for Additional Information. You must describe the circumstances and include a full explanation.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

Enter the city and state of the proceedings.
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You're Doing Great

Next we'll gather some information about you.
Your Education

Select the one choice that fits your current situation.

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Enter the date you received your diploma, certificate of completion, GED or other equivalent state-authorized exam.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Enter the last date you attended class.
Military Service


  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

  • You are most likely not eligible to file an application for DACA. To be eligible for consideration, you must be currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a GED, or have been honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or armed forces.
Your Full Legal Name
Your full legal name is the name on your birth certificate unless it has been changed after birth by a legal action such as a marriage or court order. Do not provide a nickname. If you  do not have a middle name, you may leave this field blank.  Explain more >>
 

List any other names by which you've been known.
Other Name(s)
Provide any other names that you have ever used, including maiden names, names from a previous marriage, aliases or nicknames.  Explain more >>
 
Other Name 2
Other Name 3
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 3 Other Names. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your application. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions.
Birth Information
Enter the city (or town) and country where you were born.

Enter the town or city where you were born.

Enter the state or province where you were born.

Select the country where you were born.

Enter the country where you were born.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Biographics Information


Even if you are Hispanic or Latino, you are still required to select a race below.  Explain more >>

Select the applicable boxes that best describe your race.  Explain more>>
 
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Select the natural color of your eyes.

Select the natural color of your hair.

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You are almost half way done with your DACA Application

Let's get the details about your immigration history.

Select the name of the country where you are currently a citizen or national. If you are stateless, select the name of the country where you were last a citizen or national. If you are a citizen or national of more than one country, write the name of the foreign country that issued your last passport.


For DACA eligibility, you must be residing in the United States.

  • We found a problem. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. To be eligible for DACA, you must be residing in the United States.
If you made more than one trip to the U.S., list the first date you came to the U.S. Remember, you must have entered the country and made it your home before turning 16 years of age; AND you must have intially entered the U.S. and made it your home by June 15, 2007.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

Enter the name of the city and state that you first entered the U.S. with your parents. If you do not know, "Unknown" is an acceptable answer.

Arrival / Departure Record
If you entered the U.S. lawfully, you will probably have an I-94 record. However, if you entered without inspection, you probably do not have an I-94 record.  How to find this >>

If you do not have an I-94 to your knowledge, answer "No."

The I-94 number is an 11-digit number which can usually be found in the upper left hand area of your I-94 card. You can also find it on your electronic I-94.  How to find this >>
Enter the "admit until date" which can be found on your I-94 card or electronic I-94.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Most Recent Entry into the United States
If you traveled outside the United States with Advance Parole, this would be considered your most recent entry. If you did not travel with Advance Parole, your answers will most likely be the same as your initial application. Therefore, make certain the answers you provide in this section are consistent with your previously approved DACA application. Check your previously filed Form I-765.
The date of last entry is the date you last arrived in the U.S. If you do not have an I-94, you may find the date in a passport. If you entered without inspection, enter the most accurate date possible (based on the information you have).
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

Enter the name of the city and state that you last entered the U.S. with your parents. If you do not know, "Unknown" is an acceptable answer.

List the visa category you held when you last entered the U.S. The visa category will be listed on your visa which is located inside your passport. If you do not remember your visa category, please select "Other," and enter the written word for a broad category such as Visitor or Student. If you did not have an immigration status when you last entered, please select "No Status." (Many DACA candidates will use "No Status.")

Additional Information

A-
If you have an A-Number, enter it here. When entering an 8-digit A-Number, please enter a 0 first followed by your 8 digit number. If you do not have an A-Number, leave this field empty. How to find this >>

If you have a USCIS Online Account Number, enter it here. If you don't have one or you're not sure if an account has been created, leave the field empty.  How to find this >>
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This section covers your trips (if any) outside the United States.



Travel Information
List all your absences from the United States since June 15, 2007. USCIS has indicated that you will not be penalized for any brief or casual trips outside the U.S. taken before August 15, 2012, as long as they were reasonable in purpose and time frame. Explain brief, casual and innocent absences.
List all your absences from the United States since you submitted your last Form I-821D that was approved.
Trip #1 Details
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

Explain the purpose of the trip
Trip #2 Details
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

Explain the purpose of the trip
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 2 Absences (trips). You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your application. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.
Passport

Enter your passport details. The country that issued your passport will be printed on the front cover and/or near the top of the page with your photo. See How to Read Your Passport for answers and examples.
 
The country that issued your passport will be printed on the front cover and/or near the top of the page with your photo.
The passport number is typically in the top right corner of the page with your photo.
  • You entered an invalid date.
Border Crossing Card

 
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You're almost done.

Now we need to get contact information and address history.
Mailing Address
List your complete mailing address and phone number where USCIS can contact you. If your mail will be sent to someone other than yourself, please include an “In Care of Name” as a part of your mailing address. Or if your mailing address is a U.S. territory and it contains an urbanization name, list the urbanization name in this space.
 
Contact Information
This contact information is so that USCIS can reach you. We will also use a mobile phone number and/or email address in a complimentary Form G-1145 that we provide you. By filing G-1145 with your application, USCIS will text and/or email when they have accepted the application for processing.
 
Home Addresses
Enter your current address and, to the best of your knowledge, ALL of the addresses where you have lived since your initial entry into the United States up until the present time.
Enter only the addresses where you lived since you submitted your most recent Form I-821D was approved.

Enter the address where you currently live
When did you move to your current residence?
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Previous Address
Between what dates did you live at this residence?
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Previous Address
Between what dates did you live at this residence?
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Previous Address
Between what dates did you live at this residence?
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 4 Addresses. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your application. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions.
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Congratulations! You finished filling out Form I-821D.

Now we will guide you through Forms I-765 and I-765WS. You must complete these forms even if you do not want a work permit.

If you are applying for initial DACA consideration, you are also most likely applying for your first work permit. If you are renewing your DACA status, you are also most likely applying for a renewal work permit.

Indicate if you have ever applied for employment authorization from USCIS.

Social Security


Enter the 9-digit Social Security number. If you lost the card or otherwise do not know your SSN, you may select "I don't know my Social Security number" below. How to find this >>

If your request for employment authorization is approved, the SSA may assign you an SSN and issue you a Social Security card.

If your request for employment authorization is approved, the SSA can issue a replacement Social Security card.

If you do not consent to the disclosure of your information to SSA, you must go back and answer "No" to the question above.
  • If you do not consent to the disclosure of your information to SSA, you must go back and answer "No" to the question above.
Father's Name
Enter your father's birth name. Applicants who do not know may enter "Unknown" for both names.
Mother's Name
Enter your mother's birth name. Applicants who do not know may enter "Unknown" for both names.
I-765 Worksheet Questions
Because you are applying for employment authorization as a part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application, the following four questions will help us produce the Form I-765 Worksheet for you.  Explain more >>
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Report your individual income (not your household income) truthfully.
$
This is a total of all your expenses. If you live with your family, you can report your share of the household's total expenses (rent, food, auto, etc.) Your personal expenses (like education, transportation, phone, books, etc.) should be included.
$
This is the total of value of money you might have in a bank account plus any other valuables that you might own. Include your car, stocks/bonds, land, jewelry, etc. Owning assets will not disqualify you from a work permit.

Interpreter

Interpreter's Information
  • Sorry, the USCIS form only allows for a total of 34 characters for the interpreter's full name, you have used XX characters.
Interpreter Mailing Address
Interpreter's Contact Information
Preparer

Indicate if anyone prepared this application on behalf of the applicant.

Preparer's Information
  • Sorry, the USCIS form only allows for a total of 34 characters for the preparer's full name, you have used XX characters.
Preparer's Mailing Address
Preparer's Contact Information

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