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The deferred action process
The process of obtaining DAPA status involves several important steps:
- Determine Eligibility: Assess your eligibility for DAPA, including proving that you have a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident child.
- Gather Required Documents: Collect all necessary documents, such as identification, proof of relationship with the qualifying child, and evidence of continuous residence in the U.S. since January 1, 2010.
- Complete Form I-821D: File Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, along with Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-765WS, Worksheet.
- Pay Fees: Pay the required fees associated with your DAPA application.
- Biometrics Appointment: Attend a biometrics appointment, where you'll provide fingerprints and photographs.
- Wait for a Decision: USCIS will review your DAPA application and make a decision. This process may take several months.
- Obtain Work Authorization: If your DAPA application is approved, you'll receive work authorization to legally work in the United States.