An Educational Initiative from Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Preparing to Apply

There are several steps a person should take to prepare to apply for deferred action:

      • Start saving your money.
        The application process will cost $465. This includes both deferred action and work authorization.
      • Start collecting documents that will help you demonstrate your eligibility.

If you have decided to apply for deferred action, you should collect documents that will help you prepare your application.  These documents include:

          • Academic records
            • Diplomas
            • GED certificates
            • Report cards
            • School transcripts
          • Military records
            •  Report of separation forms
            • Military personnel records
            • Military health records
          • Financial records
            • Lease agreements
            • Mortgage agreements
            • Bank statements
            • Checks
            • Bills addressed to you with date and US address
            • Auto insurance records
          • Medical records
            • Immunizations records
            • Medical reports from your doctor
          • Employment records
            • Pay stubs
            • Employment contracts
            • Direct Deposit slips
          • Criminal Records (More Info)
            • Police reports
            • Criminal history background check
          • Miscellaneous
            • Affidavits from neighbors, family members, friends, and teachers
            • Baptismal/church records