You can apply to get Deferred Action by following these steps:
- Collect all the documents you can that prove you qualify for Deferred Action. See What Documents Do I Need to Get Deferred Action (DACA)?
- Complete forms:
- Attach all of the documents you collected to prove you qualify for Deferred Action to the I-821D form.
- Get a payment together of $465.
- If you cannot pay the fee, you may be able to get a “fee waiver”, but USCIS says they will only give fee waivers in “exceptional circumstances”. To find out about fee waivers, see the USCIS FAQs. Scroll down to “Can I obtain a fee waiver or fee exemption for this process?’
- Mail all of the forms, documents, and money payment to your local lockbox. To find your local lockbox address, visit USCIS' page Direct Filing Addresses.
- Once you apply, you will begin to get notices from USCIS. The notices will tell you that USCIS received your application.
- Schedule to get a background check. Some time after you apply, USCIS will send you a letter asking you to schedule a background check. If you do not get this background check, you will not get Deferred Action.
- Go online to check the status of your application.
USCIS has more information about how to apply on its website.
If USCIS denies your application, you cannot apply again.