What is Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?


Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is used by undocumented individuals that came to the U.S. as children. A grant of deferred action through the DACA program provides:

  • Temporary relief from deportation and
  • Employment authorization (work permit)

The grant is valid for a renewable two-year period.

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DACA Resource Center
Find additional support articles and deferred action information in the DACA Resource Center
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When to Renew DACA  |  What Happens After Filing Form I-821D

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