What is Form G-325A?
The Biographic Information for Deferred Action, or Form G-325A, is a form provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for biographic information collection of non-permanent residence status individuals and non-citizens applying or petitioning to be a legal resident and citizen of the United States.
The USCIS defines ‘deferred action’ as “a discretionary determination to defer a deportation of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion.” Basically, deferred action allows non-permanent residents and non-citizens in the United States to legally stay in the country without getting deported or removed by the USCIS. It should be noted, though, that non-permanent residence status individuals and non-citizens are not granted amnesty for any illegal time spent in the United States.
Before, the USCIS required certain individuals to complete and submit Form G-325A with their application or petition to become a legal citizen of the United States, but has since then stopped using that version of Form G-325A. The components of the former Form G-325A have been separated into other document forms for other requirements. Now, the new Form G-325A is used only by certain enlistees and family members of some military personnel, veterans, and enlistees for deferred action requests.
What is the purpose of Form G-325A?
The USCIS will use the information provided on this form to process their application or petition.
The primary purpose for providing the requested information on this application is to collect information to locate an immigration record to determine eligibility for the benefit the applicant/petitioner is requesting.
Who should file and submit for Form G-325A?
Now, the new Form G-325A is used only by certain enlistees and family members of some military personnel, veterans, and enlistees for deferred action requests.
When should you file and submit Form G-325A?
In the event that a certain enlistee or family member of some military personnel, veterans, and enlistees request for deferred action, they should submit their petitions or applications with Form G-325A.
The current version of Form G-325A is valid until 9/30/2022, or September 30, 2022.
Where should you file and submit Form G-325A?
The enlistee or family member requesting for deferred action should complete Form G-325A and include it with the application or petition they are submitting to the USCIS.
How do you fill out Form G-325A?
First and foremost, you will need the following documents and information to complete and submit Form G-325A to the USCIS:
- A letter that states the reason or basis for why the enlistee is requesting for deferred action [See AFM 21.1(c)(2)(A) and (c)(2)(B)],
- Proof that the enlistee has exercised favorable discretion in the form of deferred action as stated in AFM 21.1(c)(2)(A) and (c)(2)(B),
- Provide proof of relationship with military personnel, veteran, or enlistee,
- If applying under other family member/s that is not the service member, provide evidence of residence in the United States during the time of the service member’s death,
- Provide legal documents or forms that prove your identity and your nationality;
- Birth certificate
- Identification Cards
- Driver’s license
- Notarized affidavits
- Document/s that the non-permanent residence status individual or non-citizen made use of so that they were able to enter the United States (if applicable);
- Arrival/Departure Forms
- Form I-94
- Passport with visa and/ or admission stamps
- Other legal and official documents that were issued by other components of the Department of Home Security (DHS) or legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
- A completed and signed Form G-325A,
- Two (2) colored and identical passport-style photos, and
- Proof of any other discretionary factors the requester would like the USCIS to consider upon reviewing the petition or application of the alien.
Form G-325A consists of two (2) pages. Filling out Form G-325A is straightforward; on the spaces and lines provided, state the following information legibly and accurately being asked.
To start filling out Form G-325A, begin by affixing your last name, then your first name, followed by your middle name separately on the boxes provided for each.
Next, select between the ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ boxes your sex.
Next, following the mm/dd/yyyy format, report your date of birth.
Next, report your citizenship or nationality.
Next, indicate your file number. Your file number starts with an ‘A.’
Next, declare if you have any other names or previous names. Like, for example, your name/s in previous marriage/s.
Next, state your city and country of birth.
Next, if applicable, report your U.S. Social Security Number.
Next, report your father’s name. Then, your mother’s maiden name.
Next, report your father’s and your mother’s first name.
Next, using the mm/dd/yyyy format, state your father’s and your mother’s dates of birth.
Next, if known, state your father’s and your mother’s city and country of birth.
Next, state your father’s and mother’s city and country of residence.
Next, report your current husband or wife’s family name. For the wife, give their maiden name. If you are not currently married, state so.
Next, state your husband or wife’s first name.
Next, using the mm/dd/yyyy format, state their date of birth.
Next, state their city and country of birth.
Next, state your and your spouse’s date of marriage.
Next, report the place you and your spouse got married in.
Next, if you had any previous marriage, report your previous husband or wife’s family name. For the wife, give their maiden name. If you have not been previously married, state so.
Next, report the first name of your previous spouse.
Next, using the mm/dd/yyyy format, state your previous spouse’s date of birth.
Next, report the date and place you and your previous spouse married.
Next, report the date and place you and your previous spouse terminated your marriage.
After, the applicant must then report their last address outside the United States of more than 1 year. Include:
- Street name and number
- Province or State
- From: month and year
- To: month and year
After, the applicant must then report their employment in the last five years. List present employment first. If none, state so.
- Full name and address of employer
- Occupation (be specific)
- From: month and year
- To: month and year
After, the applicant must then select what this form is submitted in connection with an application for:
- Status as Permanent Resident?
- Other (specify)
After, the applicant must affix their signature and the date of signing.
If the applicant’s native alphabet is not in Roman letters (like Korean, Japanese, Chinese, etc.) the applicant can write their name in their native alphabet in the space provided below the space for the signature.
Lastly, the applicant must, again, print their name and Alien Registration Number in the box outlined by the heavy border to complete Form G-325A.