DACA Renewal

If your initial two-year grant of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) is expiring, you may request a renewal.

You may request a renewal if you:

  • Did not depart the United States on or after Aug. 15, 2012, without advance parole;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since you submitted your most recent DACA request that was approved; and
  • 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.
  • You should submit your DACA renewal request between 150 days and 120 days before the expiration date located on your current Form I-797 DACA approval notice and Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Filing during this window will minimize the possibility that your current period of DACA will expire before you receive a decision on your renewal request.

If your DACA expires before you receive a renewal:

  • You will accrue unlawful presence for any time between the periods of deferred action, unless you were under 18 years of age at the time you submitted your renewal request
  • Not be authorized to work in the United States regardless of your age at the time of filing