DACA Renewals Are Underway


USCIS recently established a renewal process for the DACA applicants who were granted Deferred Action two years ago when the program started.  The fees will be $465.  Applicants can start their renewal process as early as four months prior to expiration of their existing status.

Moreover, eligible applicants who did not take advantage of the program earlier are also urged to apply for status.  In order to be eligible for the renewal program, applicants must meet this criteria:

  • Have continuously resided in the U.S. since the DACA approval;
  • Have not departed from the U.S. on or after August 15, 2012 without authorization;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor or 3 or more misdemeanors;
  • Do not pose a threat to national security or public safety

Renewal applications, if approved, will grant another two year period to individuals, allowing them to work, attend educational institutions and hold drivers licenses.

Cynthia I. Waisman, attorney focuses her practice in the area of immigration law. For more information, go to our website http://www.immigrationattorneytampa.net or call our Clearwater office at 727.712.2299 or Tampa office at 813.279.6180 today to discuss your immigration case.  We are here to help immigrants obtain the benefits they deserve.