DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
DACA Renewal Applications - No Attorney Fee
If you have ever been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the past, you can renew your status. This is true even if your status is expired. As long as you currently meet the requirements for the DACA program, you can submit your renewal application.
It is very important that before you submit your renewal application, you make sure that you still qualify for DACA. We have noticed that the Department of Homeland Security and USCIS appear to be more strictly reviewing renewal applications, so it is very important to make sure that you qualify before you submit your application.
We can help with your DACA renewal application, we can help you. WE DO NOT CHARGE AN ATTORNEY FEE TO ASSIST NEVADA DACA RECIPIENTS WITH RENEWAL APPLICATIONS.
DACA Renewal Steps
The steps in the DACA renewal process are:
Step 1: Make sure that you qualify to renew your status before you begin the process. Do not submit a renewal application if you don't qualify for DACA.
Step 2: Collect the information and supporting documents needed to complete your application package.
Step 3: Prepare and submit your application package to USCIS.
Step 4: The official receipt notice from USCIS will arrive in the mail.
Step 5: Your biometrics appointment notice will arrive in the mail.
Step 6: Complete your biometrics appointment.
Step 7: Your decision notice will arrive in the renewal decision should arrive in the mail. If approved, your new work card will be mailed to you.
DACA Renewal Costs and Timeline
The primary cost involved in renewing your status is the application fee of $495. There is no fee waiver available for this application fee. If you work with an immigration lawyer to submit your renewal application, your lawyer may charge you an attorney fee.
OUR FIRM DOES NOT CHARGE AN ATTORNEY FEE TO ASSIST NEVADA DACA RECIPIENTS WITH RENEWAL APPLICATIONS.
It normally takes just a couple of days for us to assist you with preparing and submitting your renewal application. After your application is received by the government, you will receive your receipt notice in just 1-2 weeks. This will be followed by a biometrics appointment notice for you to get your fingerprints done. Most of our renewal applications are being approved within 90 days of submission.
Benefits of Renewing Your Status
One of the most immediate benefits of renewing your status is that you will receive a new work card that is valid for 2 years from the date your application is approved. Your work permit will allow you to work legally and get a driver's license. Your status will also give you protection from deportation that most undocumented immigrants face.
Although deferred action is not a true legal status, your renewed status will essentially allow you to minimize the stress faced by most undocumented immigrants. This is especially important given the uncertainty created by the Trump administration and White House. Hopefully Congress will pass the Dream Act so that you can eventually move from DACA status to being on a path to citizenship through the Dream Act.
How Our Immigration Attorneys Can Help
If you would like our assistance with your renewal application, please schedule a free consultation with us so that we can discuss your case in more detail. If you qualify to renew your status, we can prepare your application form for you, submit it to USCIS, and respond to any correspondence from the government.