Is your DACA expiring soon?

Take a look at your work permit and check the expiration date...

Is it less than 150 days?

If yes, you should seek to renew your DACA and work permit as soon as possible to avoid processing delays. Normally, it takes anywhere from 2-4 months to renew a DACA. Filing early ensures your current work permit does not expire while waiting for the renewal.

Make sure you file on time. 

Submit your renewal request between 150 days and 120 days before the expiration date listed on your current work permit.

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.

Contact our office to renew your DACA, (858)551-6888 or email at

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