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4026058USCIS released the information on the DACA Renewal Process.  For example, you can file to renew your DACA 5 months before it expires. It is very important not to let your DACA lapse or you could be without employment authorization.

Additionally, the USCIS filing fee is the same as the initial filing ($495).  

Please contact us or call or email to discuss your eligibility for DACA, including the anticipated renewal process. While renewal applications cannot be filed more than 5 months before your DACA expires, we recommend preparing ahead of time so that your application can be submitted as soon as you reach 5 months before expiration.  

Remember that you can still file for DACA if you have not filed before. 

Stay tuned for more information or check out the USCIS release: USCIS: DACA Renewal Process.


6355563Deferred Action Renewal Information for some DACA Recipients has been released. 

Those who received DACA from ICE while they were in immigration detention now have a process to renew. For the majority of DACA recipients, the renewal info has not been finalized, but this gives us some idea of what it will look like. For example, the fee is likely to be the same. And those who were in school when they filed, need to stay in school or graduate. Those in GED classes need to continue or obtain their GED. Again this is our opinion, but we are likely to receive the DACA renewal process for all recipients soon. Stay tuned! 
For more info on ICE issued DACA, see the guidance from USCIS: http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-process/ice-granted-daca-renewal-guidance
 

Scholarship available for DREAMers

 

 

 

9605121Alabama offers Driver Licenses to DACA recipients. Here's the info on how you can apply for a drivers license.

Click here for info on getting a driver license in Alabama.

 

7445366There are several requirements for Deferred Action recipients to obtain a Social Security Card. Click here for more info.

Click here for info on obtaining a Social Security Card.

 

Advance Parole:

DACA recipients are generally prohibited from traveling outside of the US. However, a DACA recipient may be able to obtain a permit prior to traveling abroad through a process called Advance Parole.  If the applicant can show an important reason for traveling abroad, USCIS can grant the permission to travel for a specific period of time.  Reasons for requesting advance parole include:
    1. humanitarian, including travel for medical treatment, attending funeral services for a family member, or visiting a sick relative;
    2. education, such as study abroad programs and academic research, or;
    3. employment, such as overseas assignments, interviews, conferences or, training, or meetings with clients abroad.

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