Who Can Apply
Deferred action for Childhood Arrivals *DACA* allows undocumented individuals who came to the United States prior to their 16th birthday to apply for work authorization and have lawful status for 2 year increments at a time.
Although DACA does not provide a path towards Citizenship DACA recipients may apply to renew their DACA for another 2 year period indefinitely. DACA recipients may also be able to request travel authorization to visit family by applying for advanced parole.
Individuals born after June 15, 1981 and who are at least 15 years of age may submit a DACA application with USCIS. Certain individuals are exempt to this rule under special circumstances and who meet several other key criteria. Applicants must also have continuously resided in the U.S. prior to turning 16 years of age, have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007, were present on June 15, 2012, and be currently in school, graduated, or have received a certificate of completion from high school.
If you wish to learn more or want to apply for your initial DACA, Advanced Parole, or renew your DACA, our office would be happy to consult with you.
What You'll Need
Required documents will vary depending if you are filing your initial DACA or your DACA Renewal. Additional documents may be required.
- 2 passport photos
- Proof of residing in the US from 2007 to present year.
_ Proof of residing in the US prior to 16 years of age
_ Proof of residing in the US on June 12, 2012
- Proof of criminal history (if applicable)
- Two passport photos.
- Valid ID
$1000 for initial DACA case (additional fees may apply).
$750 - $1000 for DACA Renewal (additional fees may apply).