An immigration relief (or “administrative relief”) program has not been announced yet. However, you can start collecting the documents listed below now because you may need to provide proof of:

  • Identity
    • Birth certificate and a photo identification (ID). Passport, school or military ID, identification document from your country of origin like a Matricula Consular, or any U.S. document with your name and photo, like a Driver’s License or ID.
  • Entry to the United States Before a Particular Date
    • Immigration record or documents with your date of entry, passport with admission stamp (Form I-94/I-95/I-94W), or travel records.
    • You can also use medical records (including immunization record) or school records.
  • Presence and Residence in the United States From a Particular Date
    • Proof of presence with dates and addresses using immigration documents, government records, medical records, military records, employment records, religious or community organizations records, insurance policies, tax records, etc.
    • bank receipts, financial records, credit card receipts, money order receipts, rental agreements, deeds, mortgages, utility bills, club memberships, etc.
  • Tax Filings
    • If you do not have copies of your past filings, call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 1-800-908-9946 to order a transcript for free.
    • If you have not filed your taxes, ask for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) by calling 1-800-829-1040 and file them.
  • Employment History
    • Record dates, names, and addresses of the places where you have worked.
  • Possible English Knowledge Requirement
    • You may have to take a basic English course or exam.
  • Application Fee
    • Start saving money for the application fee.
    • Also save money in case you need it for an attorney.
  • Record Keeping
    • Record all of this information in a notebook, keep the original documents, and store them in a safe place.