When your initial two-year grant of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) expires, you may request a renewal. USCIS suggests you submit your DACA renewal request up to150 days before the expiration date located on your current Form I-797 DACA approval notice and Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Some people are waiting too long to request their DACA renewal or not submitting the correct forms and fees and as a result their EAD could expire before USCIS processing their DACA renewal.
You can lessen the chance that this may happen if you:
• File on time. Submit your renewal request between 150 days and 120 days before the expiration date listed on your current Form I-797 DACA approval notice and Employment Authorization Document.
• Correctly submit all required forms and fees. USCIS will reject your renewal request unless you properly submit:
– Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals;
– Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization;
– Form I-765 Worksheet; and – Required fees of $465 • Avoid processing delays. Be sure to submit:
– Any new documents and information related to removal proceedings or criminal history that you have not already submitted to USCIS in a previously approved DACA request,
– Proof of advance parole if you have traveled outside the United States since you filed your last DACA request that was approved; and – Proof of any legal name change.
• Respond to Requests for Evidence. USCIS may deny your renewal request if you do not respond to a Request for Evidence in a timely manner.
Note: For complete instructions, go to the Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) page.
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 6/5/15, News Alert:
Don’t Let Your Work Permit Expire; Follow These DACA Renewal Tips
USCIS.gov, 3/10/15, Web Page:
Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
USCIS.gov, 6/15/15, Web Page:
Renew Your DACA