November 21, 2013
In June, USCIS released an update of Form I-821D, the form used to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Use of the updated form is now mandatory, and applications made using prior versions of the form will be rejected. From the USCIS Public Engagement Division:
We would like to remind you that a revised Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is available for use. The revised Form I-821D is dated June 25, 2013. The deadline for using previously accepted versions was September 9, 2013. USCIS is experiencing a high rejection rate for Form I-821D as a result of customers submitting outdated versions of the form. Please be sure to submit the June 25, 2013 edition of Form I-821D when requesting deferred action for childhood arrivals.