Consideration of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals


To request that USCIS consider granting or renewing deferred action, on a case-by-case basis, based on guidelines described in the Secretary of Homeland Security’s memorandum issued June 15, 2012. Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Individuals who receive deferred action will not be placed into removal proceedings or removed from the United States for a specified period of time. Individuals filing Form I-821D must also file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-765WS, Form I-765 Worksheet.

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04/01/24. Starting June 3, 2024, we will accept only the 04/01/24 edition. Until then, you can also use the 10/31/22 edition.

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Form I-821D Filing Fee

The total fee for Forms I-821D, I-765 and the I-765WS is $580. This fee includes a $495 fee for Form I-765 and an $85 biometric services fee.

Where To File I-821D

Where you file depends on your state of residence; check our Filing Addresses for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals for the correct mailing address:

Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

I live in… U.S.Postal Service… USPS Express Mail/Courier
Arizona, California

USCIS Phoenix Lockbox Facility

P.O. Box 20700
Phoenix, AZ 85036-0700

USCIS Phoenix Lockbox Facility

Attn: DACA
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Guam, Hawaii,
Idaho, Iowa,Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi,
Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico,Oklahoma,
Puerto Rico, South Dakota,
Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
U.S. Virgin Islands, or Wyoming.

USCIS Dallas Lockbox Facility

P.O. Box 660045
Dallas, TX 75266-0045

USCIS Dallas Lockbox Facility

2501 S. State Hwy.121, Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia,
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts,
Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina,
Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin,
or West Virginia.

USCIS Chicago Lockbox Facility

P.O. Box 5757
Chicago, IL 60680-5757

USCIS Chicago Lockbox Facility

131 S. Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

I-821D Special Instructions

Since you will file your forms at a USCIS Lockbox facility:

  • We recommend reading our Lockbox Filing Tips.

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