Renewing your DACA

Should you renew your DACA?

  • If you previously had DACA and it has expired, you are can and you should definitely renew your DACA as soon as possible.
  • If you currently have DACA and it expires in less than 150 days, you can and you should renew your DACA as soon as possible.
  • If you currently have DACA and it DOES NOT expire in less than 150 days, you can renew your DACA. It is up to you whether you should renew now or wait, but be aware that various trusted organizations like the National Immigration Law Center and United We Dream encourage every past or current DACA recipient, regardless of expiration date, to renew their DACA as soon as possible because there is a lot of uncertainty around the future of the DACA program.

 

  • If you have received legal citations, been arrested, or been criminally charged or convicted since initially receiving DACA, you must gather evidence of these contacts with law enforcement or the courts. If you had contact with law enforcement or the courts and are unsure how to move forward with your DACA renewal, you should speak to a lawyer before undergoing the DACA renewal process.
  • For a list of local, affordable, and credible legal resources, please click here.

 

Still Unsure About Renewing?

  • If you are still unsure about whether your should renew your DACA at this moment in time, it is highly recommended that your consult with an immigration attorney.
  • For a list of local, affordable, and credible legal resources, please click here.

 

What do you need to renew your DACA?

 Generally, people wanting to renew their DACA will need:

  • DACA renewal forms
  • Prior DACA application (preferred to better assist you or person helping you in filling out renewal paperwork)
  • $495 renewal application fee
  • If you have received legal citations, been arrested, or been criminally charged or convicted since initially receiving DACA, you must gather evidence of these contacts with law enforcement or the courts.

 

Do you need help renewing your DACA?

  • There are step-by-step renewal guides like United We Dream's DACA Renewal Guide if you are comfortable renewing your DACA on your own.
  • If you are unfamiliar with the DACA renewal application process, it is highly recommended that you consult with an immigration attorney or paralegal to renew your DACA. For a list of local, affordable, and credible legal services that help with DACA renewals, click here.

 

 

 

Extensive research from credible organizations like the National Immigration Law Center and United We Dream was conducted to provide the information on this page, but the information above is not intended as legal advice. 

This web page was last updated on 07/25/2018 by the MOSAIC Student Advocacy and Support Student Assistant.