U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting applications for deferred action on August 15, 2012.
- Applicants must show documentation of their presence in the United States. This can include financial records, medical records, school records, and employment records.
- Applicants will be required to undergo background checks.
- Applicants are not required to have legal assistance. However, it is always best to have an experienced and trustworthy immigration lawyer on your side. Applicants should beware of anyone who guarantees results or is not authorized to provide legal assistance.
The application process will cost $465 for both deferred action and work authorization.
If you apply for deferred action and are denied, you cannot appeal the decision. If your application is denied, you may be at risk of deportation.