USCIS Announces Online DACA Renewal Filings For Recipients
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
(USCIS) announced that individuals who
were previously granted legal status through the Deferred Action
for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are now eligible to file
renewal-specific requests electronically.
USCIS is expanding online filing options for certain DACA
beneficiaries as part of a broader effort to move away from paper
records and make more processes electronic. Additionally, the
agency indicates it is seeking to make its operations more
efficient and effective for petitioners, applicants, requestors and
What are the Changes?
DACA beneficiaries may now file their extension applications
online through submitting the Form I-821D, Consideration of
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. In addition, they may
file Form I-765, Application for Employment
Authorization online, with the Form I-765
Worksheet, which is required to support employment authorization
document (EAD) renewals.
To utilize this online filing feature, a DACA recipient must
first set up a USCIS
online account. Setting up an account allows the
applicant to submit forms, track the status of USCIS immigration
requests and pay any associated fees. Applicants can also
communicate with USCIS using a messaging system through their
account and respond through the USCIS account to Requests for
Evidence (RFE) notices.
Due to a U.S. District Court ruling, new DACA filings are not
being accepted. This ruling is currently under appeal by the Biden
Forms I-765 and I-821D can be found online through the
USCIS Forms Available to File
Online page. Although there are now 13 forms that
can be filed online, USCIS will still accept paper versions of all
forms that can be filed electronically.
Originally published 15 April, 2022
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