What Is DACA?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that prevents young people from being deported for a short period if they arrived in the U.S. unlawfully. Typically, this means they were too young to have remembered being brought to the States.
Who Is Eligible for DACA Renewal?
DACA recipients can reside and work in the U.S., as long as they renew annually. To be eligible for renewal, you need to present evidence that you have been in the U.S. since your last DACA renewal. You must also not have left the country on the date of August 15, 2012, or after without proper notice, and you may not have any felonies or large misdemeanors.
You Must Verify Your Identity
It is $495 to apply for a renewal. First, you will need to verify your identity via a passport, birth certificate, military identification, or other documentation. This form of identification must show your full name and photo to prove you are who you say you are.
You Must Have Arrived In The U.S. Prior to Age 16
In addition to the proper identification, you must show that you arrived in the U.S. prior to age 16. You can do this by requesting official records from your elementary, middle, and high schools. Passport records, medical documentation, and pay stubs are also suitable, among other options.
Your Immigration Status Must Be Confirmed
Your immigration status must also be confirmed, in addition to being in the country at least by June 15, 2012. Any records you can provide that confirm your whereabouts, employment, and academic pursuits can support your application.
Renew Your DACA Quickly and Easily.
When it comes to DACAs, timeliness matters. Late renewals can cause early removal from the U.S., which Clearwater Law Group is here to help you avoid at all costs. We are more than happy to take you through the process and explain how to renew your DACA as efficiently as possible.
Work With A Trusted Kennewick Immigration Attorney
We realize the process can be stressful, and we wish to take away some of the burdens. Worry a little less with an attorney who specializes in DACA renewals. We can take control of the application process, check your work, and make recommendations where necessary. It is important to note that at this time, unfortunately, the USCIS only allows for renewals. No initial DACA applications will be processed at this time.
As questions arise, we can be your trusted advisor. Lean on us to give you direction through the renewal process. If you need to amend your application, we will show you the proper ways to do so and inform you if there are any additional forms you must submit.