The application process for Form I-881 involves specific steps, including preparing the form according to detailed instructions, gathering necessary evidence, understanding the associated fees and waiver options, and attending a biometric services appointment if required.
Form I-881, Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal, must be completed thoroughly and accurately. Applicants should fill out the form electronically or by hand in black ink, ensuring all relevant sections are answered. It is crucial to review the form’s instructions carefully to avoid any errors that could delay the process.
Applicants must collect and submit all relevant documents and supporting evidence as required by the form’s instructions. This typically includes proof of identity, residency, and any other information pertinent to the individual case. The evidence should support the applicant’s eligibility for suspension of deportation or special rule cancellation of removal.
Filing Fees and Waivers
The filing fee for Form I-881 must be paid unless the applicant is eligible for a fee waiver. Fee waivers are available for those who demonstrate an inability to pay, based on guidelines provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Applicants must submit Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, if seeking a waiver.
Biometric Services Appointment
Some applicants may be required to attend a biometric services appointment. Notifications for the appointment come after the form has been submitted, and it will include fingerprinting, photographing, and/or signing to confirm identity and conduct necessary background checks. The appointment letter will provide details on the time, date, and location.