Deferred inspection occurs when an immediate decision concerning the immigration status of an arriving traveler cannot be made at the port of entry due to a lack of documentation. On a case-by-case basis, the port of entry may schedule the traveler to report to a deferred inspection site at a future date in order to present the necessary documentation and/or information. The traveler will be given an order to appear-deferred inspection, form I-546, explaining what information and/or documentation is required to resolve the discrepancy.

The deferred inspection site staff is also available to review and issue the necessary documents to remedy errors recorded on arrival documents issued at the time of entry to the United States relating to improper non-immigrant classification, inaccurate biographical information or incorrect period of admission, if appropriate. Any designated deferred inspection location or CBP office located within an international airport should be able to assist you, regardless of where the actual document was issued.

The deferred inspection sites will only correct errors made at the time of entry. You must contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) if you wish to: replace a lost, stolen, or mutilated Crewman’s Landing Permit, CBP Form I-95; apply to extend your stay in the United States; or, change your immigration status.

Deferred Inspection Lawyer

If you, a family member, or loved one receive a request to appear for a deferred inspection appointment, you want the best representation possible because a non-citizen normally receives only one chance to prove that he/she should not be deported. You need an experienced deferred inspection attorney like Chad M. Brandt, who will fight for you as the consequences of an order of removal can be severe.