Introduction to the I-546 Order to Appear - Deferred Inspection Form
Each alien who appears at a port of entry is subject to being inspected and the agent will determine if the alien is granted entry into the United States. If the agent is not prepared to grant the alien status within the United States, she or he may still be permitted entry but on the condition the alien report to be inspected within the United States. The alien is provided with an I-456 Order to Appear - Deferred Inspection document.
The Deferred Inspection
The agent has the discretion to grant the I-456 document. It will contact the specific information required by the alien to provide at the Deferred Inspection. Usually this is done when the alien does not have certain documents such as a certified marriage license, LPR card or passport that was left in a moving truck, or even financial capacity in Bank accounts. The alien will have to provide these documents or risk being placed in removal and be required to appear at Immigration Court.
The Deferred Inspector
The Inspector at the Deferred Inspection site has full power to issue the status documents that were available at the port of entry. It is also possible for the Deferred Inspector to correct any mistake made at the port of entry including incorrect I-94 date, improper visa notation at admission, and failure to fill in the documents. Thus, an alien who has been admitted into the United States but discovers an error in his/her status document can contact a Deferred Inspection site and request a meeting. Regulations also permit agents at the site to replace lost or damaged status documents.
Deferred Inspection Sites
U.S. Customs and Border Protection issues and regularly updates a list of all Deferred Inspection Sites throughout the United States. The list provides information of each site including its address, hours of operation, days its open, and contact phone numbers to make appointments.
If an alien is required to attend a Deferred Inspection, she/he risks being denied status. It is recommended that the alien contact the Deferred Inspection Site and inform the chief inspector that an attorney will be attending with the alien. It is always advisable that an experienced immigration attorney be consulted who can review the facts of the case and provide a legal opinion.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.
What determines Avvo Rating?
Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, education
Legal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awards
Legal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagements
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in .
Disciplinary information may not be comprehensive, or updated. We recommend that you always check a lawyer's disciplinary status with their respective state bar association before hiring them.