Steps to Request an Exemption from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Filing Fee
Step 1: You must:
Send a letter in English requesting the exemption. USCIS must be able to identify the individual who needs the exemption and the exemption category requested.
Attach documentation (copies are acceptable) supporting your request. The supporting documents must be in English or accompanied by a certified translation.
The letter must be signed by the individual requesting consideration for the fee exemption. If the individual needing the exception cannot sign, provide an explanation and evidence that the person who does sign is a parent or legal guardian.
Each person requesting to be exempt from paying the filing fee should submit their own letter. Multiple individuals should not be grouped into one letter.
Mail your request to:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Fee Exemption Request
Step 2: USCIS will:
Review your letter and supporting documents to determine if you are in a circumstance to warrant an exemption.
Request additional evidence if needed.
Approve or deny your request.
Send you an approval or denial letter.
Step 3: You must:
If approved, attach a copy of the fee exemption approval letter to the front of your request package, which must include Forms I-821D, I-765 and I-765WS.
If denied, submit the $465 filing fee with your forms or resubmit your fee exemption request with corrections or additional documents.
File the Forms I-821D, I-765 and I-765WS according to the form instructions.