On June 5, 2014, the USCIS announced the procedure for persons who previously were approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). At Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP, we suggest that you begin to prepare your renewal for filing five months before your current DACA authorization expires.
Are you eligible for DACA renewal?
If you previously were granted DACA status, you will be eligible to renew if you did not depart the United States on or after Aug. 15, 2012, without advance parole, if you have continuously resided in the United States since you submitted your most recent DACA request that was approved; and you have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety. You can never be considered too old for DACA renewal.
How to apply for DACA renewal
THere are three documents to complete and sign: Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; and Form I-765W Worksheet. The government filing fee for DACA renewal is $465, which includes the $85 biometric fee.
Do not send additional documents
Unless you have accrued criminal or removal documents that were not previously submitted to the USCIS, you do not need to send additional documents. It is possible that the USCIS will request additional documents. As long as you file with more than 120 days remaining on your DACA authorization, the USCIS will grant an extension if processing your application takes more than 120 days.