June 06, 2014

DACA Renewals Begin!

Effective immediately, USCIS will begin accepting DACA renewal requests. USCIS will also continue to accept requests for DACA from individuals who have not applied previously.

To avoid a gap in your deferral status and work authorization, you must file your renewal request before the expiration date of your current deferred action. It’s best to submit your renewal request about 120 day (four months) in advance of expiration.

You may request DACA renewal if you continue to meet the initial criteria and these additional requirements:

  • You did not leave the United States on or after Aug. 15, 2012, without advance parole;
  • You have lived continuously in the United States since you last applied for and received DACA deferred action; 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.

USCIS will run a background check when processing DACA renewals.Don’t miss out. Review your documents today and call your attorney to begin preparing for DACA renewal. For professional assistance with your application, you are invited to contact us today at 214-672-2000 or immigration@cowlesthompson.com.

The information provided in this article is intended to help you understand basic issues involved in the immigration process, and are offered only for general informational and educational purposes. This information is not offered as, nor does it constitute legal advice or legal opinions. You should not act or rely upon the information in this article without first seeking the advice of an immigration attorney.