Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.

USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA.  USCIS will not accept or approve advance parole requests from DACA recipients. For more information, CLICK HERE.

How Do I Apply?

Deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) allows certain individuals, who meet specific guidelines, to request consideration of deferred action from USCIS. Individuals who receive deferred action will not be placed into removal proceedings or removed from the United States for a specified period of time unless terminated. If you receive deferred action, you may be eligible for employment authorization. You may request deferred action for childhood arrivals if you meet the following guidelines:


Collect documents as evidence you meet the guidelines. Download a complete list of documents needed here: DACA Document List


Complete USCIS Form I-821D, I-765 and I-765 Worksheet. Visit this website to find the forms and worksheets: http://www.uscis.gov/forms


Mail USCIS forms and fees (total $465).


Visit your local USCIS Application Support Center for a scheduled biometric services appointment.

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Check the status of your request online.

Need to Renew?

We have information on how to renew your DACA. Click here to see requirements!

Need some more information? Visit our FAQ page

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