May 02, 2014

DACA Update: New Forms and Renewal Requests

In late May 2014, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) plans to publish a new dual-use Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”). The form will be used for both new applications and renewal requests.

If you plan to renew your DACA status, you can do so between 120 days (4 months) and 150 days (5 months) before your DACA status and employment authorization card (EAD) expire. For example, if your status and EAD expires on October 1, 2014, you should apply as early May 1, 2014 but no later than June 1, 2014.

It is important to file as early as possible to avoid any lapse in employment authorization. Our firm suggests you file five months before your EAD expires. Don’t miss out. Review your documents today and call your attorney to begin preparing for DACA renewal.

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.