Step 1: Prepare your application package
- You must include:
- All forms are free for download at uscis.gov/archive/renew-your-daca.
- Don’t forget to sign your application.
Step 2: Mail your application package
- You should submit your application not less than 120 days before the expiration date on your EAD. If possible, send by registered mail.
- The relevant address for your country and state is listed at uscis.gov/i-821d.
Step 3: Wait for confirmation
- USCIS will send a receipt notice once it confirms your application is complete. At the top of this notice you will find a receipt number that can be used to check the status of your case online.
- If you do not receive your receipt notice within 105 days of filing, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283 to request assistance.
Step 4: Biometric review
- If USCIS needs to collect your photograph, signature and/or fingerprints, it will send you an appointment notice to have your biometrics captured at an Application Support Center (ASC).
- When you report to an ASC, you must bring:
- Evidence of nationality and identity with a photograph of you, such as a passport
- Your receipt and ASC appointment notice
- Your current EAD, if you already have one
Step 5: Final determination
- In the review process, USCIS may ask for additional documents to establish your eligibility for DACA. If you receive a Request for Evidence or a Notice of Intent to Deny, it is extremely important that you respond immediately to avoid processing delays and possible denial for failure to timely respond.
- Upon successful completion of your case, USCIS will send you an approval notice and a new EAD.
Step 6: Update your records at work
- Present your new work permit to human resources to keep your file up to date.
Contact your union representative for support or a referral for legal assistance.